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Linda A. Eastham

Assistant Professor
Coordinator
Unit: School of Nursing
Department: School of Nursing
Office location and address
CMNEB 2109
225 Jeanette Lancaster Way
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Biography

Dr. Eastham received her BSN from West Virginia University and both her MSN and post-MSN FNP from the University of Virginia. She subsequently completed her PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University.

GNUR 6025: Advanced Health Assessment
Credits: 3
Designed to provide the nurse practitioner student with advanced knowledge and health assessment skills in the primary care setting. Focus is on acquiring, analyzing, and refining assessment data as a basis for an accurate nursing and medical problem list. Variations and abnormalities in different developmental, cultural, and ethnic groups are considered. The lab portion of the course allows the student to practice advanced assessment skills. Prerequisites: GNUR 6010, one year of relevant clinical experience, and admission to NP or CNS program.
GNUR 6070: Child & Family Health & Wellness
Credits: 3
This learner-centered course offers opportunities to use clinical reasoning skills and evidence-based practice to determine culturally appropriate health promotion & disease prevention services for diverse families across the lifespan. Using case- and team-based learning & reflective writing, concepts of patient & family-centered care, social determinants of health, health literacy, and stages of change theory are incorporated in FNP practice.
GNUR 6120: Clinical Decision Making in Advanced Practice Nursing
Credits: 2
This purpose of this course is to build on foundational knowledge gained in pathophysiology, pharmacology and advanced health assessment. The learning experiences are intended to foster progression from a focus on gaining theoretical knowledge to the synthesis and application of that knowledge in the advanced clinical practice role. Prerequisite: GNUR 6010, 6020, 6025.
GNUR 6641: FNP Seminar I
Credits: 3
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. Prerequisites: GNUR 6070 and GNUR 6640
GNUR 6642: FNP Seminar II
Credits: 3
The management of chronic illnesses across the lifespan. Health maintenance and rehabilitation issues are addressed. Prerequisite: GNUR 6641 or GNUR 5670
GNUR 6643: FNP Practicum I
Credits: 5
This course provides opportunities for FNP 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. Co- or pre-requisite GNUR 6641.
GNUR 6644: FNP Practicum II
Credits: 5
This course provides clinical opportunities for FNP students to synthesize and apply didactic content covered in all pre- and co-requisite courses. Students refine their development of differential diagnoses and determine appropriate management plans as guided by current evidence and standards of care. Direct supervision is provided by NPs, physicians, and PAs in collaboration with clinical faculty.
GNUR 6653: PNP-PC Practicum I
Credits: 5
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.
GNUR 6654: PNP-PC Practicum II
Credits: 5
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.
GNUR 8998: Masters Research
Credits: 1–6
Credit taken concurrentlyw ith master's coursework as approved by the faculty.