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NURS 642P Children and Family Health Clinical Practicum

This clinical practicum focuses on adept history taking and physical examination skills for clients across the lifespan with an emphasis on pediatric populations. Seminars focus on the advancement of differential diagnostic and critical thinking skills through case study examination, documentation review, and discussion. Students integrate knowledge of family, culture, holism, community, and caring as they plan holistic care for clients in clinical settings. Issues that arise from the clinical setting regarding advanced practice nursing roles will be addressed. This course includes a minimum of 200 clinical hours.


2 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.