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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6339C
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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-05-15
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: for MS in Nursing; to GC 4/2/12; to USF Syst for conc 4/5/12; to GC 4/16/12; to SCNS 4/16/12. SCNS Appd eff 6/1/12

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-03-22
  2. Department: Nursing
  3. College: NR
  4. Budget Account Number: 620100020
  5. Contact Person: Dewel Lindsey
  6. Phone: 8133969978
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: NGR
  9. Number: 6339C
  10. Full Title: Primary Care of Children and Adolescents: Special Topics
  11. Credit Hours: 6
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): PC Child & Adol: Spec Topics
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: NGR 6325C
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course provides information to prepare the pediatric nurse practitioner to provide primary care to the children and adolescents. Course content will include comprehensive diagnosis and management of acute and chronic pediatric health problems.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for accreditation
  26. 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? Required as part of Master's program and NP core. Coursework for the PNP concentration based on required competencies.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Knowledge in specific content area
  29. Objectives: 1. Counsel children, adolescents and their families on health promotion, risk

    assessment, and health maintenance.

    2. Interpret physical findings and aspects of subjective and objective data associated with common, acute, and chronic health care problems of children and adolescents.

    3. Analyze assessment data to develop a differential diagnosis for common,

    acute, and chronic health problems of children and adolescents.

    4. Determine appropriate laboratory tests and diagnostic studies for common,

    acute, and chronic disorders in the pediatric population.

    5. Develop a regimen of care consistent with results of data analysis, including

    anticipatory guidance and educational needs, which includes the physical,

    psychosocial and culture needs/resources of the child, adolescent and


    6. Determine appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies

    for common, acute, and chronic health problems of the child and adolescent.

    7. Apply principles of collaboration with other health care providers.

    8. Incorporate community resources into the plan of care for the child,

    adolescent, and their family.

    9. Function within the parameters of the advanced practice role and legal

    scope of practice.

    10. Demonstrate the ability to incorporate clinical practice guidelines and

    evidence-based research into practice.

    11. Apply quality processes and improvement science and incorporating

    information systems to ensure the safety of children and their families and

    improve healthcare delivery outcomes.

    12. Critique research literature and to utilize current and emerging genetic/

    genomic evidence and evidence based practice findings in clinical practice

    and clinical decisions.

  30. Learning Outcomes: Demonstrate critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills in assessment

    and decision making.

    2. Implement therapeutic nursing interventions to maintain/restore health in

    collaboration with children, adolescents, and families with acute and chronic

    health care problems.

    3. Evaluate the results of interventions using accepted outcome criteria and

    professional standards.

    4. Provide leadership in promoting caring, advocacy, cultural sensitivity, and professional ethics in the health care setting.

    5. Demonstrate initial competence in the advanced practice nurse role-- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

    6. Demonstrate leadership in collaboration with other health care professionals in the coordination and delivery of care to children and adolescents.

  31. Major Topics: 1. Genitourinary

    a. Encopresis

    b. Bed Wetting

    2. Reproductive & Gender Health

    a. Sexual Identity

    b. Adolescent Pregnancy

    c. Abortion

    3. Musculoskeletal

    a. Adolescent Athlete

    4. Mental Health

    a. Gangs

    b. Bipolar

    c. Suicide

    d. Psychiatric emergenicies

    5. Complementary & Alternative Modalities

    6. Infectious Diseases

    a. Hepatitis A, B, C & D

    b. HIV

    c. Lyme Disease

    d. Kawasaki Disease

    7. Developmental

    a. Special Learning Needs

    b. Initiating & Maintaining Friends

    c. Peer Pressure

    8. Health Disparities

    a. Vulnerable Populations

    i. Immigrant Health Issues

    ii. Migrant Health

    iii. Incarcerated Parents

    9. Legal Aspects of Healthcare

    a. Treating Minors

    10. The role of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

  32. Textbooks: Allen, P., Vessey, J., & Schapiro, N. (2009) Primary care of the child with a chronic

    condition (5th ed.) St. Louis: Mosby.

    Arcara, K., Tschudy, M., & Lee, C.K. (2012) Harriet Lane Handbook (19th ed.)

    Baltimore, MD: Mosby.

    Burns, C.E., Brady, M.A., Dunn, A.M., & Starr, N.B. (2008). Pediatric primary care

    (4thed.). Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders.

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Committee on infectious Diseases, American Academy of Pediatrics. 2012 Red book: Report of the committee on infectious disease (29th edition). Elk Grove Village, IL: Author.

    American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American

    psychological association. (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological


  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Exams


    Class Presentations

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports: Master's Program
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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