Nursing/Graduate Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (NGPE)

Courses

NGPE 531. Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner I. 4 Units.

Focuses on basic primary health-care concepts of children from birth through 21 years of age related to health maintenance and promotion of optimal wellness. Emphasis on learning developmental milestones and childhood immunizations as well as assessment of physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental and spiritual variables. Introduces the role of a pediatric nurse practitioner in the primary care setting. Discusses health care issues related to ethics and culture.
Prerequisite: NGRD 621, NGRD 622, NGRD 624, NGRD 625.

NGPE 532. Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner II. 6 Units.

Continues development of the pediatric nurse practitioner primary care role for children from birth through 21 years of age related to assessment and management of common and acute illnesses while incorporating health maintenance and prevention. Introduces principles of pharmaceutical management and prescription writing. Discusses the role of a pediatric nurse practitioner in the community.
Prerequisite: NGPE 531.

NGPE 533. Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner III. 6 Units.

Continues development of the PNP primary care role in screening, assessment, and management of chronic diseases in children from birth through 21 years of age. Per week: theory 3 hours, practicum 9 hours.
Prerequisite: NGPE 532.

NGPE 534. Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner IV. 6 Units.

Emphasizes assessment and management of children from birth to 21 years of age with complex chronic disorders, genetic syndromes and special healthcare needs. Introduces role of pediatric nurse practitioner in caring for children with special health care needs.
Prerequisite: NGPE 533.

NGPE 535. Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner V. 6 Units.

Focus on screening, management, and referral of children from birth through 21 years with mental-health, developmental, and learning disorders.
Prerequisite: NGPE 534.

NGPE 536. Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner VI: Practicum. 7 Units.

Focuses on integration and synthesis of knowledge and skills under the guidance of an expert preceptor, with the goal of working independently and collaboratively within a health-care team. Includes discussion and certification practice testing in addition to final practicum.
Prerequisite: NGPE 535.

NGPE 539. Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: Skills Laboratory. 1 Unit.

Equips pediatric nurse practitioner students with common ambulatory care skills most often used in pediatric primary care clinics.
Corequisite: NGPE 531.