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NUR 439 - Pediatric Primary Care III

7 credits ( 3 didactic credits / 4 clinical credits )

Prerequisites for this course include the successful completion of NUR 410 or 412, NUR 437, and NUR 438.


This is the third of three clinical courses designed to prepare students for leadership roles in the advanced nursing care of children and families within the context of a culturally diverse society and complex health care systems. The course has two major emphases. The first is on further development of leadership and health care management skills, with special emphasis on integrated delivery systems, managed care, reimbursement structures, interdisciplinary team building, and case management from both a community and population perspective. The focus in this area of emphasis is on developing skills for independence in indirect care, and on overcoming systems barriers as a change agent in health care for children and their families. The second emphasis is on development of competency in advanced nursing practice with children and adolescents who are experiencing the most complex health conditions, and their families.


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