NURS 723

Primary Care Nursing III: Pediatrics

3 Graduate credits
Effective August 16, 2016 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course utilizes the Schuler Nurse Practitioner Practice Model and other theories to focus on evidence-based health maintenance, treatment and management of specific health conditions in pediatrics. Students will continue to demonstrate increasing proficiency in assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills in the interpretation of subjective and objective data in pediatrics. Competence Statement: Knows family nurse practitioner care well enough to diagnose, treat, and manage select acute and chronic health problems in pediatrics.

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.

Learning outcomes

General

  • Analyze needs related to health promotion for infants, children and adolescents.
  • Evaluate laboratory and diagnostic studies related to common health problems of infants, children, and adolescents.
  • Utilize evidence based principles in the management of common health problems (acute and chronic) of infants, children, and adolescents.
  • 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.
  • Assess appropriate utilization of complementary therapies in conjunction with traditional medical protocols for clients across the lifespan.
  • Develop an appropriate plan of care for both acute and chronic health problems across the lifespan.
  • Use appropriate references and consultation to implement drug regimen(s) with emphasis on infants, children and adolescents.
  • Analyze needs related to health promotion in pediatrics.
  • Evaluate laboratory and diagnostic studies related to common health conditions in pediatrics.
  • Utilize evidence based principles in the management of common health conditions (acute and chronic) in pediatrics.
  • Provide holistic and culturally sensitive care for pediatric clients based diagnosis, management, and theory.
  • Assess appropriate utilization of complementary therapies in conjunction with traditional medical protocols for pediatric clients.
  • Develop an appropriate plan of care for both acute and chronic health conditions for pediatrics.
  • Use appropriate references and consultation to implement drug regimen(s) for pediatrics.