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Nursing 733

NURS 733: Advanced Family Nursing: Children’s Health-Clinical    

Prerequisite:  NURS 710, NURS 712, NURS 713, NURS 716 and concurrent with NURS 732; or permission of faculty

Credit Hours: (2) Two hours clinical

This is the clinical course for NURS 732, Advanced Family Nursing:  Children’s Health.  The focus is health promotion/prevention in children/adolescents and families and assessment, diagnosis and management of health status changes in this population.

Detailed Description of Content of the Course

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

The non-clinical portions of the course will be online to facilitate communication between faculty & students and may include but is not limited to:  faculty/student directed discussions and conferences, reading assignments, and written work which will include clinical logs and journals. Because the course is online, audio or video presentations/lectures, discussion boards, chat rooms and other instructional technology strategies may be used for communication purposes. In addition it may include but not limited to:  video demonstration(s) with consenting patients of various components demonstrating appropriate clinical decision making of the evaluation and management of children/adolescents, families, and groups.

Goals and Objectives of this Course
At the conclusion of this course the student will:
1.   Demonstrate critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in clinical decision-making.
2.   Assess, diagnose, monitor, coordinate, and manage the health status of children &   adolescents
3.   Document the client’s health status verbally or in written format(s).
4.   Provide anticipatory guidance for expected changes, both developmental & situational.
5.   Apply of principles of epidemiology and genetics in clinical decision making and clinical   practice.
6.   Use community assessment in evaluating client needs and planning programs.
7.   Integrate theories of development into nursing practice.
8.   Apply/develop an evidence-based conceptual framework to guide advanced nursing practice with children, adolescents, and their families, incorporating best practices, developmental and psychosocial theory, cultural sensitivity, and research from behavioral, biological, and health sciences.
9.   Evaluate outcomes for individuals, families, and groups in primary care management.
10. Select appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic interventions/regimens.
11. Perform/interpret common laboratory tests.
12. Schedule follow-up visits to appropriately monitor and evaluate outcomes for  children/adolescents and families

Assessment Measures

May include but are not limited to:  Preceptor and faculty evaluation of clinical performance, completion of clinical logs, case studies; quizzes, and student presentations, and other strategies including using available technology for direct observation of clinical practice.

Other Course Information

None

Review and Approval

Approved:  April 2010