ERIC Number: ED241113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-14
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program: Theories for Extended Pediatric Nursing Practice.
Brady, Margaret A.
A description is provided of "Theories for Extended Pediatric Nursing Practice," a required course for pediatric and family nurse practitioner students in a California state university program. The course description presents information on the curricular placement of the course, prerequisites, in-class time allotments, and the focus of the course on selected theories and concepts from the natural and social sciences applicable to the role of nursing practitioners. Next, the course content is considered in terms of end-of-course and long-range goals and objectives, the units of instruction, and course materials, including required texts, a bibliography of additional readings, and audiovisual materials. Then, descriptions are presented of the 12 course units: (1) assessment of the newborn; (2) advanced concepts in growth and development (0-6 years); (3) advanced concepts in growth and development (7-18 years); (4) immunization principles; (5) accidents and environmental safety; (6) speech and language assessment; (7) nutrition and feeding patterns; (8) laboratory procedures; (9) pediatric pharmacology; (10) common pediatric dermatologic problems; (11) common pediatric ear, nose, and throat problems; and (12) common opthalmological problems. Each unit description provides an overview of the topic, specifies goals and objectives, and identifies reading and audiovisual assignments. Finally, course and student evaluation procedures are discussed. (HB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Graduate seminar paper, University of California, Los Angeles.