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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6305

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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1633 2007-09-17
    Department College Budget Account Number
    NUR NR 06201-10000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Barbara REdding 49236

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6305 Primary Care: Children

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Primary Care: Children
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    NGR 6001, 6121, 6140, and 6199


    NGR 6305L

    Course Description

    Focus on the primary health care of children from birth to pre-adolescent. Health maintenance and the management of common acute illnesses are included.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    The course is a required course in Nurse Practitione program focused on children. Required for certification.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    A part of the pediatric nurse practitioner specialty.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Course offered as NGR 6305; inadvertently deleted.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Doctoral degree with certiication as a pediatric nurse practioner.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, the student

    will be able to:

    1. Obtain a comprehensive pediatric health history.

    2. Perform and interpret appropriate developmental testing for children from birth to age 12 and sensitively communicate the results to the child and family.

    3. Perform an age appropriate physical examination.

    4. Understand and perform health maintenance activities that are specific for the client's age.

    5. Analyze data from the history and physical exam and develop an appropriate clinical diagnosis and management plan for individual clients.

    6. Demonstrate knowledge of age specific anticipatory guidance for children and their families.

    7. Demonstrate knowledge of common episodic illnesses and their management that occur in children from birth to age 12.

    8. Recognize and appropriately refer clients whose health problems fall outside the scope of a nurse practitioner's practice.

    9. Utilize research findings in the completion of a scholarly paper.

    10. Provide care that is respectful of the child and parent(s), family focused, culturally appropriate, and addresses the needs of both the child and the parent.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    same as above

    C. Major Topics

    Health Maintenance, Health Promotion

    Screening and Health Risk Identification

    Growth and Development

    Parenting and Anticipatory Guidance


    Infectious and Communicable Diseases



    Upper and Lower Respiratory


    Gynecologic and Genitourinary



    Accidents and Emergencies, Abuse and Neglect

    D. Textbooks


    Burns, C.E, Brady, M.A., Dunn, A.M, Starr, N.B. (2004). Pediatric primary care: A handbook for nurse practitioners. (3rd Ed.), Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders


    Boynton, R., Dunn, E. & Stephens, G. (1998). Manual of ambulatory pediatrics (4th Edition). Philadelphia: Lippincott.

    Committee on Infectious Diseases, American Academy of Pediatrics. 2006 Red Book: Report of the committee on infectious disease (27th Ed.) Elk Grove, Il.

    Duderstadt, K.G. (2006). Pediatric Physical Examination: An Illustrated Handbook. St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier

    Richardson, B. (2006). P

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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