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NURS 5335

Primary Care of Pediatrics and Families

Three semester hours.

This course focuses on the role of the advance practice nurse in the management and care of newborns, children, and adolescents in the primary care setting. The emphasis is on the theoretical and practice foundation necessary to manage the pediatric population in a primary care setting. The importance of health promotion, disease prevention, and appropriate screenings as well as the diagnosis and management of common conditions that present in the pediatric/adolescent is stressed. Students will be prepared to function in a team-based, inter-professional collaborative environment that integrates the biomedical, and psychosocial model of patient-centered care. Prerequisites: NURS 5332 and NURS 5333.

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