This course focuses on practicum which includes enhancement of history taking and physical examination skills in addition to introduction of new pediatric concepts. Seminars focus on the advancement of clinical reasoning through case study examination, documentation review, and discussion with a pediatric focus. Students integrate knowledge of family, culture, holism, community, and caring as they plan holistic care for clients in clinical settings across the lifespan. Issues that arise from the clinical setting regarding advanced practice nursing roles will be addressed. This practicum includes a minimum of 150 clinical hours with approved preceptor(s) with an emphasis in pediatrics. Competence Statement: Knows principles primary and secondary prevention, etiology, clinical findings, and advanced practice nursing theories and roles well enough to provide family practice nurse practitioner care to clients in clinical settings.
- Demonstrate proficiency in performing a comprehensive and problem oriented history and physical exam across the lifespan in the clinical setting.
- Identify signs and symptoms of select acute and chronic illness across the lifespan.
- Order, perform, and interpret age-, gender-, and condition-specific diagnostic tests and screening procedures for select acute and chronic conditions across the lifespan.
- Synthesize collected data for use in primary and secondary prevention across the lifespan.
- Formulate a holistic plan of care that integrates the Schuler Nurse Practitioner Practice model and/or theories of family, culture, health, caring, and community for select acute and chronic conditions across the lifespan.
- Analyze the role of the family practice nurse practitioner.