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NDP 621. Dual Option Pediatric I. 4-5 Hours.

This course provides a theoretical and practical base for students to diagnose and manage primary, acute, and continuing health problems of children and adolescents. Content includes management strategies from the domains of nursing, medicine, and pharmacological therapeutics, and emphasizes direct care to children, adolescents and their families. This course utilizes an on-line lecture/discussion and case study format to assist the student in the clinical assessment and decision-making to provide direct patient care to children, adolescents and their families within the scope of practice of primary and acute care child/adolescent nurse practitioners. The student is expected to apply the concepts and theories discussed in class to the care of children and adolescents during the clinical course taken in conjunction with this course. The following elements are integrated into this course: critical thinking, crisis management, health promotion and disease prevention, research, ethics, cultural diversity, cultural competence, and social issues.
Prerequisites: NUR 613 [Min Grade: B](Can be taken Concurrently) or NUR 613 [Min Grade: B](Can be taken Concurrently) and (NUR 614L [Min Grade: B] or NUR 614L [Min Grade: B])

School of Nursing

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