NURS 6615 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care PNP-PC Diagnosis & Management I: Clinical Application

NURS 6615 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care PNP-PC Diagnosis & Management I: Clinical Application

NURS 6615 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care PNP-PC Diagnosis & Management I: Clinical Application


This course focuses on primary care experiences promoting health, preventing disease and diagnosing and managing acute and chronic illness from birth through adolescence and developing collaborative partnerships among patients, families, and interprofessional teams.


Credit hour allocation: 6 semester credit hours
Clock hour allocation:
 300 clock hours clinical practicum; 15 clock hours seminar



Upon completion of the Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) students will:

  1. Integrate scientific findings from nursing and related sciences, including genetics and genomics, into the delivery of advanced nursing care to populations in diverse settings.
  2. Demonstrate organizational and systems leadership to assure ethical and critical decision-making at all systems’ levels for quality and patient safety.
  3. Incorporate performance improvement strategies for quality, safety, and patient-centered care delivery.
  4. Use improvement science to achieve optimal patient care and care environment outcomes.
  5. Integrate meaningful and usable information systems and healthcare technologies to support safe, quality patient care and healthcare systems effectiveness.
  6. Advocate for policy changes that influence healthcare at appropriate levels.
  7. Lead interprofessional teams using collaborative strategies to effect quality patient care and population health outcomes.
  8. Analyze and incorporate broad ecological and social health determinants to design and deliver evidence-based clinical prevention and population healthcare and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations.
  9. Integrate the advanced competencies expected of a master’s prepared nurse to design, deliver, and evaluate outcomes of systems of care for individuals, families, and diverse populations.


  1. Provide patient centered care with a full spectrum of health care services to include health promotion, disease prevention, health protection, anticipatory guidance, counseling, disease management, and palliative care (Essential I, VIII, IX).
  2. Utilize advanced health assessment skills to differentiate between normal, variations of normal, and abnormal findings (Essentials I, IX).
  3. Employ screening and diagnostic strategies in the development of diagnoses (Essentials I, VIII and IX).
  4. Prescribe medications within scope of practice (Essentials I, IX).
  5. Integrate traditional and complementary pharmacological interventions into the treatment and management of pediatric illness (Essentials I, IX).
  6. Integrate ethical principles in decision-making and demonstrates core professional values in the implementation of the nurse practitioner role (Essentials I, VIII, IX).
  7. Develop new practice approaches based on the integration of research, theory, and practice (Essential IV).
  8. Communicate practice knowledge effectively both orally in concise case presentations and in writing (Essential IX).
  9. Create a climate of patient-centered care to include confidentiality, privacy, comfort, emotional support, education, mutual trust and respect (Essential II, IX).


A = 4 points (90-100)
B = 3 points (80-89)
C = 2 points (75-79)
D = 1 point (66-74)
F = 0 points (65 or below)


Faculty  Evaluation (2+) Pass/Fail At least two clinical site visits will be conducted during the semester. Additional site visits may be conducted if indicated.
Preceptor Evaluation (2+)         Pass/Fail Preceptor must fill out Midterm Evaluation and Final Evaluation.  Student must receive passing (or not observed) on all items to pass the course.
Clinical Hours Report (2) Pass/Fail Student to submit summary of clinical hours at Midterm and Final clinical hours.
Typhon Patient Encounters Summary (2) Pass/Fail Student to submit pie graph summary of the patient encounters at Midterm and Final
Written Assignments Pass/Fail *Must earn 75% or better for all  assignments combined/averaged.
*SOAP Notes (3) 40%
*Seminar Patient Case Presentations (2) 10%
*Patient Management Paper 25%  
*Patient Management Presentation (1) 25%  
Total 100%    


The APA Publication Manual 6th edition is required for use in all nursing school programs.


Text books from previous semesters may be used as references during your clinical practicum.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th edition ISBN 13: 978-1433805615

Pediatric Primary Care, Richardson, B., 4th edition (ISBN 9781284149425) (Spiral)
Pediatric and Neonatal Dosage Handbook, Takemoto, C., 24th edition, (ISBN 13: 978-1591953654 )