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NURS 642 Primary Care Nursing III: Children and Family Health

This course focuses on the primary care of infants, children, and adolescents experiencing developmental, acute and chronic health concerns within the family context. Student will gain knowledge of the etiology, differential diagnoses, clinical findings, and management of common conditions affecting these age groups. Content includes age-appropriate health promotion activities. This course is a requirement for students in the FNP program.



4 Graduate credits

Effective August 24, 2002 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Analyze needs related to health promotion for infants, children and adolescents.
  • Assess appropriate utilization of complementary therapies in conjunction with traditional medical protocols for clients across the lifespan.
  • Evaluate laboratory and diagnostic studies related to common health problems of infants, children, and adolescents.
  • Provide holistic primary are for infants, children, and adolescents based on knowledge of etiology, clinical findings, differential diagnosis, and nursing theory.
  • Utilize evidence based principles in the management of common health problems of infants, children, and adolescents.