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NURS 5605/6605/7605 Syllabus

Course Syllabus

NURS 5605/6605/7605 - FNP III Pediatrics

3 Credit Hours

Course Information

Course Description:

The focus of this course is on advanced nursing and healthcare management of children and adolescents. Course content includes developmental, physiological, pathological, and psychosocial changes relative to health maintenance, acute and chronic illnesses, and developmental transitions within the family context. 

Course Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Assess the development and health status of children and adolescents
  2. Develop advanced nursing plans of care to manage the delivery of healthcare to children and adolescents in diverse settings
  3. Apply knowledge from nursing and related disciplines in the formation of diagnoses and intervention strategies used to promote health and manage acute and chronic health alterations in children and adolescents
  4. Integrate research findings into the management of child and adolescent health concerns
  5. Analyze the family system to identify factors that influence the health of the child and adolescent
  6. Analyze existing protocols using established standards of care for intervention in acute and chronic health alterations in children and adolescents
  7. Relate the role and scope of practice of the family nurse practitioner to health care of children and adolescents
Prerequisites & Co-requisites:

Admission to the TN eCampus MSN program; prerequisites: NURS 5003; NURS 5101/5102; NURS 5103; NURS 5104. Co requisite: NURS 5606

Course Topics:
  • The child in the family and community context
  • Evaluation of the health status of children and adolescents
  • Health Promotion in children and adolescents
  • Clinical management of acute and chronic health alterations in children and adolescents

Roles in advanced practice nursing care of children and adolescents

Specific Course Requirements:

Knowledge and skill in using D2L.

Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware and Software Requirements

Required Textbooks:

Please visit the Virtual Bookstore to obtain textbook information for this course. Move your cursor over the "Books" link in the navigation bar and select "Textbooks & Course Materials." Select your Program, Term, Department, and Course; then select "Submit."

Supplementary Materials:

None.

Hardware and Software Requirements:

Minimum hardware requirements can be found here.

Minimum software requirements can be found here.

Common applications you might need:

Web Resources:

Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab (for APA, MLA, or Chicago style)

The Writing Center Online Writer's Handbook

Student Resources:
  • Technical support information can be found on the TN eCampus Help Desk page.
  • Smarthinking virtual tutoring is available FREE of charge. to access Smarthinking, visit the course homepage and select Smarthinking under Course Resources. You also view sample sessions to see what Smarthinking offers and how it works.
  • Information on other student issues or concerns can be located on the TN eCampus Student Resources page.

Instructor Information

Please see "Instructor Information" in the Getting Started Module for instructor contact information, virtual office hours, and other communication information. You can expect to receive a response from the instructor within 24-48 hours unless notified of extenuating circumstances.

Participation, Assessments, & Grading

Testing Procedures:

There are four quizzes, a midterm and a comprehensive final in this course.

Grading Procedures:

Grades on the following assignments constitute the grade for this course. Specific requirements for each assignment will be provided.

Evidence Based Practice Project PPT

15%

Quizzes x 4 (10% each)

40% (10% each)

Midterm

20%

Comprehensive Final

25%

                                                                                                 TOTAL

100%

Grading Scale:

A  =  93-100
B  =  85-92
C  =  77-84
D  =  70-76
F  =  < 70

Assignments and Projects:

The requirements for all assignments are detailed in Course Content - Table of Contents. All assignments must be submitted to the Assignment Drop box unless otherwise indicated. Other assignments may include: Proposed topic for your Evidence Based Practice Presentation, the EBP Presentation, Quizzes, Midterm, and Final Examination. See Calendar/drop-box for due dates.  

As per policy,

It is expected that all work you complete for this course is your own. You are expected to include appropriate citations (when applicable) in all of your work for this course. The University policy for academic misconduct will be followed.

IMPORTANT NOTE!!

Cheating is an act of deception by which a student misrepresents or misleadingly demonstrates that he or she has mastered information on an academic exercise that he or she has not mastered, including the giving or receiving of unauthorized help in an academic exercise.

An example: Resubmitting substantially the same work that was produced for another assignment without the knowledge and permission of the instructor.

Class Participation:

Students are expected to participate in all interactive aspects of the course. As an instructor, the discussion board is the primary method of communication with students. Unless it is a personal issue, most questions should be asked, and answered, on the discussion board. Students should check the course bulletin board at least twice a week for any announcements and/or ongoing discussions.  A student who fails to contact the instructor on a regular basis may miss important updates for the course. 

Late Policy:

A statement of course milestones to keep the students on track in an asynchronous environment. 

Course Ground Rules

The following two statements (1., 2.) were derived from the TBR System-wide Student Rules document, released January 2012:

RULES OF THE TENNESSEE BOARD OF REGENTS STATE UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF TENNESSEE SYSTEMWIDE STUDENT RULES CHAPTER 0240-02-03 STUDENT CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS

Read the document in its entirety here.

1. Standards of Conduct:

  • Students are required to adhere to the same professional, legal and ethical standards of conduct online as on campus. In addition, students should conform to generally accepted standards of "netiquette" while sending e-mail, posting comments to the discussion board, and while participating in other means of communicating online. Specifically, students should refrain from inappropriate and/or offensive language, comments and actions.

2. Review the TN eCampus Academic Integrity/Academic Honesty Policy:

  • In their academic activities, students are expected to maintain high standards of honesty and integrity. Academic dishonesty is prohibited.

Such conduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • an attempt by one or more students to use unauthorized information in the taking of an exam
  • to submit as one's own work, themes, reports, drawings, laboratory notes, computer programs, or other products prepared by another person,
  • or to knowingly assist another student in obtaining or using unauthorized materials.

Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited.

Students guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly through participation or assistance, are subject to disciplinary action through the regular procedures of the student’s home institution.  Refer to the student handbook provided by your home institution to review the student conduct policy.

In addition to other possible disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed, the instructor has the authority to assign an "F" or zero for an activity or to assign an "F" for the course.

Other Course Rules:

Students are expected to:

  • Participate in all aspects of the course
  • Communicate with other students
  • Learn how to navigate in Brightspace
  • Keep abreast of course announcements
  • Use the assigned course management (Brightspace) email address rather than a personal email address
  • Address technical problems immediately:
  • Observe course netiquette at all times.

Guidelines for Communications

Email:

  • Always include a subject line.
  • Remember without facial expressions some comments may be taken the wrong way. Be careful in wording your emails. Use of emoticons might be helpful in some cases.
  • Use standard fonts.
  • Do not send large attachments without permission.
  • Special formatting such as centering, audio messages, tables, html, etc. should be avoided unless necessary to complete an assignment or other communication.
  • Respect the privacy of other class members

Discussions:

  • Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering the discussion. Be a lurker then a discussant.
  • Try to maintain threads by using the "Reply" button rather starting a new topic.
  • Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the discussion group. Be respectful of other’s ideas.
  • Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly before entering your remarks.
  • Be cooperative with group leaders in completing assigned tasks.
  • Be positive and constructive in group discussions.
  • Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.

Library

The Tennessee Virtual Library is available to all students enrolled in TN eCampus programs and courses. Links to library materials (such as electronic journals, databases, interlibrary loans, digital reserves, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and librarian support) and Internet resources needed by learners to complete online assignments and as background reading will be included within the course modules. To access the Virtual Library, go to the course homepage and select the Virtual Library link under Course Resources.

Students with Disabilities

Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable and necessary academic accommodations if determined eligible by the appropriate disability services staff at their home institution. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of a student's eligibility for specific accommodations from the disability services staff at the home institution. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with their home institution's disability services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

Syllabus Changes

The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes both by individual email communication and posting both notification and nature of change(s) on the course bulletin board.

Disclaimer

The information contained in this syllabus is for general information purposes only. While we endeavor to keep this information up-to-date and accurate, there may be some discrepancies between this syllabus and the one found in your online course. The syllabus of record is the one found in your online course. Please make sure you read the syllabus in your course at the beginning of the semester. Questions regarding course content should be directed to your instructor.


Last Revised on December 11, 2017