Metropolitan State University

NURS 723 : Primary Care Nursing III: Pediatrics

A. Course Description
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: NURS 722 Primary Care Nursing II: Secondary Prevention across the Lifespan AND
NURS 722P Primary Care Nursing II Practicum  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
 
This course utilizes the Schuler Nurse Practitioner Practice Model and other nursing theories to focus on evidence-based secondary and tertiary prevention, health maintenance, treatment and management of specific diseases across the lifespan with an emphasis in pediatrics. Students will continue to demonstrate increasing proficiency in assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills in the interpretation of subjective and objective data across the lifespan. Students will continue to demonstrate proficiency in assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills in the interpretation of subjective and objective data across the lifespan. Competence Statement: Knows secondary and tertiary prevention well enough to diagnose, treat, and manage select acute and chronic health problems across the lifespan.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/16/2016 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Analyze needs related to health promotion for infants, children and adolescents.
  2. Evaluate laboratory and diagnostic studies related to common health problems of infants, children, and adolescents.
  3. Utilize evidence based principles in the management of common health problems (acute and chronic) of infants, children, and adolescents.
  4. Provide holistic and culturally sensitive secondary preventative care for infants, children, and adolescents based on knowledge of etiology, clinical findings, differential diagnosis, and nursing theory.
  5. Assess appropriate utilization of complementary therapies in conjunction with traditional medical protocols for clients across the lifespan.
  6. Develop an appropriate plan of care for both acute and chronic health problems across the lifespan.
  7. Use appropriate references and consultation to implement drug regimen(s) with emphasis on infants, children and adolescents.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Note: This course is reserved for DNP students. This course combines reduced classroom time with significant online work. Intermediate computer/Internet skills required. For online learning and course access information go to www.metrostate.edu/col click on Student Resources.