Unit: School of Nursing
Department: School of Nursing
Office location and address
202 Jeanette Lancaster WayCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
This course addresses nursing care of pediatric patients, up to 21 years old. Students will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients requiring medical and/or surgical treatment, with particular focus on the impact of developmental level on the patient's adaptation to medical illness, surgical events and psychological influences. The child as an integral member of the family is emphasized throughout all content areas.
This course is designed to review, expand, and update the advanced practice nurse student's knowledge of general pharmacology and therapeutics. The action and interaction of the most commonly used drugs in advanced clinical nursing practice settings will be covered. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, one year of relevant clinical experience, and admission to NP or CNS program.
This course provides an intensive and comprehensive introduction to the skills of history-taking and advanced neonatal and pediatric physical assessment. A clinical decision-making framework will be applied to help the advance practice student acquire, analyze, and synthesize assessment findings and symptomatology as a basis for the development of differential diagnoses. Prerequisite or corequisite: GNUR 6010.
This course focuses on the prevention and management of clients' common acute health problems. The role of the nurse practitioner in primary health care is explored. Models of collaboration and referral are critically analyzed. Breakout sessions will be held for specialty groups. Prerequisite: GNUR 6620 or GNUR 6110
The management of chronic illnesses across the lifespan. Health maintenance and rehabilitation issues are addressed. Prerequisite: GNUR 6651 or GNUR 5671.
This course provides clinical opportunities for PNP-PC students to synthesize and apply didactic content covered in all pre- and co-requisite courses. Students develop their history-taking and physical examination skills in the clinical setting. Role integration begins. Direct guidance and supervision is provided by NPs, physicians, and PAs at the clinical sites in collaboration with clinical faculty. Prerequisite: GNUR 6620.
This course provides clinical experiences for PNP students to synthesize and apply didactic content covered in all pre- and co-requisite courses. Role integration continues. Students refine their development of differential diagnoses & determine appropriate management plans as guided by current evidence & standards of care. Direct supervision is provided by NPs, physicians, & PAs in collaboration with clinical faculty. Prerequisite: GNUR 6653.