Oct 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog
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NURS 563 - Differential Diagnoses and Primary Care of Pediatric Population Practicum


Credit(s): 1
This course provides opportunities for students to apply the concepts learned concomitantly in Differential Diagnosis and Primary Care of Pediatric Population didactic course. Opportunities are presented allowing students to develop competencies in advanced practice skills while delivering care to infants, children and adolescents in families, communities and the clinical setting. Skills students develop and expand upon in this course are: written and oral communication skills, comprehensive and/or problem-focused examinations, conducting risk analyses with concepts from physiological, psychosocial, and nursing sciences, conducting correct and complete physical exams and assessments, selection and analyses of appropriate genetic and diagnostic screening tests, selecting appropriate differential diagnoses, and development of management and evaluation plans related to issues in infants, children and adolescents. Students will learn to integrate appropriate strategies for health promotion activities and anticipatory guidance in comprehensive treatment plans for infants, children and adolescents. In collaboration with nursing faculty and clinical preceptors, students learn to integrate knowledge in the provision of culturally congruent care within multidisciplinary teams. Evidence-based research and scientific knowledge are included in the medically delivered care delivered to infants, children and adolescents. During this clinical course, students will be required to complete 60 hours of direct-patient care in the clinical setting.

Prerequisites: NURS 520  NURS 521  NURS 530  and NURS 540  
Corequisites: NURS 561  
Course Level: Graduate



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