Infant, Child & Adolescent Health: Models of Advanced Practice
Course Number: Nursing 647
Type: (2) Seminar, (3) Clinical
Prerequisite(s): N549, N649 or permission of Instructor and N547 (prior to or concurrent)
This course focuses on models of practice in providing health care to infants, children and adolescents within the full scope of advanced practice (wellness, common minor health problems, and acute and chronic illness). Building on the foundation knowledge of a skilled practitioner, students will have the opportunity to explore, develop and/or refine, and implement coordinator, education, counselor, consultant and researcher roles across settings. Factors influencing role development and delegation/supervision, quality improvement, the legislative process, accreditation standards, professional standards, and prescriptive authority will be addressed. Additional knowledge and skill development will include, but not be limited to, the areas of blended roles, case management and independent practice.