Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care

Block Schedule

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care (PNPAC)

VUSN reserves the right through its established procedures to change this schedule as course requirements dictate.

For questions contact Specialty Director Sheree Allen or by phone: 615-343-4385

Please Note: The dates on this block schedule are for FULL TIME students. PART TIME students may not be required to be in class for the full block.

2019 - 2020 Block Schedule

New students, please remember mandatory orientation on August 19-20 . Students moving from the Pre-Specialty year into the Specialty year are only required to attend the afternoon session (beginning at 1 PM) on August 20.

Fall 2019

Fall 2019

Block 1: August

DATE TIME COURSE LOCATION
Monday, August 19 8:00am-5:00pm VUSN Orientation for New students  
Tuesday, August 20 8:00am-5:00pm

 

 

VUSN Orientation for New students  

 

  1:00pm-5:00pm Returning VUSN students moving up from pre-specialty level will attend only 1pm-5pm  Returning specialty students who attended orientation last year are not required to attend.
    PNPAC Specialty overview 2:00-4:00pm NA 162
Wednesday, August 21 8:30am-12:00pm 7011 NA 167
  12:15-12:45pm PNPAC 1st Year Part-time Student Meeting GH 401
 

1:00-5:00pm

7011

NA 167

Thursday, August 22 8:30am-12:00pm 7013 NA 161
  1:00-3:00pm 7012 NA 161
  3:00-5:00pm 7025 Orientation NA 162
  5:00-6:00pm 7025 Health Assessment videos (independent)
Friday, August 23 8:30am-12:00pm 7013 NA 155
  1:00-4:00 pm

7025

Dr. Diller NA 162

Dr. Evans NA 164

Guided PE Lab w/clinical instructor

Dr. James SON 184

Dr. Steansono SON 288

Block 2: September

DATE TIME COURSE LOCATION
Wednesday, September 11 9:00am-12:00pm 7011* NA 155
OMTA Part time students will participate through Live Streaming via Brightspace from home
  1:00-5:00pm 7013 NA 161
Thursday, September 12 8:30am-11:30pm 7013 NA 161
  12:30-4:00pm 7012 NA 161
  4:15-6:30pm 7025 PNPAC Instructor led Practice Lab FH 144
Friday, September 13 8:30am-11:30pm 7012 NA 161
  11:30-12:30 Lunch* *You may bring lunch back to class
  12:30-1:30pm

7025

Dr. Diller GH 201

Dr. James GH 317

Clinical Group Breakout Sessions

Dr. Evans GH 401

Dr. Steanson GH 501

  1:30-4:00pm 7012 NA 161
  4:00-4:30pm 7015/7025 Open Lab FH 144
  4:15 - 5:15pm PNP Social Gathering Godchaux Hall Living Room
  4:30-6:20 7025 SON 437

 

Saturday, September 14 9:00-3:00pm 7025 

Practice Exam

SON 3rd floor lab

Block 3: October

DATE TIME COURSE LOCATION
Sunday, October 20 9:00am-5:00pm 7025

Final PE check off

SON 3rd Floor lab;

Skills Sessions :

GH 115, NA 160, NA 162, NA 166, SON 279
Monday, October 21 8:30am-12:00pm 7013 NA 161
  1:00-5:00pm 7012 NA 161
Tuesday, October 22 8:30am-12:00pm 7012 NA 161
  1:00-5:00pm 7012 NA 161
Wednesday, October 23 9:00am-12:00pm

(4-5p)

7011 NA 161
  1:00-5:00pm 7011 NA 161 + breakout rooms TBA
Thursday, October 24 8:30am-12:00pm 7011 NA 161
  1:00-5:00pm 7011 NA 161

Block 4: November

DATE TIME COURSE LOCATION
Tuesday, November 12 8:30am-12:00pm 7011* NA 161
OMTA Part time Students will participate through Live Streaming via Brightapce from home
  1:00-5:00pm 7011* NA 161
OMTA Part time Students will participate through Live Stream via Brightspace from home
Wednesday, November 13 9:15am-11:45pm

(8:30-9:30a)

7012 NA 161

GH 201, 401, 601
NA 160

  12:30-1:20 7045 Orientation NA 164
  1:30-4:00pm 7012 NA 161
Thursday, November 14 8:00am-4:00pm 7025

CELA

Schedule TBD

Wound closure and suture Lab  FH 144

Schedule TBD

  4:30-7:30pm 7025 FH 144 Mock encounters
Friday, November 15 8:30-12:00pm 7012 NA 161
    Thanksgiving Potluck (optional) NA 161
  1:00-4:00pm 7012 NA 161

Spring 2020

Block 1

Date Time Course Location
Wednesday, January 8 9:00am-12:00pm 7024  
  1:00-5:00pm 7024  
  5:00pm Alumni Event: MSN Know Your Value (Optional)  
Thursday, January 9 8:00am-12:00pm 7024  
  1:00-5:00pm 7022  
       
Friday, January 10 8:00-2:00pm 7045 SON LAB
  2:10 -3:00pm 7045 Clinical Group Meetings* 4 breakout rooms
  3:00-5:00p 7022  
Saturday, January 11 8:00am-12:00pm 7022  
  1:00-4:00pm 7022  

Block 2

Date Time Course Location
Wednesday, February 5 9:00am-12:00pm 7024  
  1:00-5:00pm 7024  
Thursday, February 6 8:00am-12:00pm 7024  
  12:00-1:00pm Seamless Transition to DNP Presentation  
  1:00-5:00pm 7022  
Friday, February 7 8:00am-2:00pm 7045 SON LAB
  2:10-3:00pm 7045 Clinical Group Meetings* 4 breakout rooms
  3:00-5:00p 7022  
Saturday, Feb 8 0800-1200p 7022  
  1:00-4:00 7022  

NAPNAP Conference & PNPAC Review Course 2020
March 24-28 Long Beach, California

Block 3

Date Time Course Location
Wednesday, April 1 9:00am-12:00pm 7024* *PT OMTA students may participate
  1:00-5:00pm 7024* Via Blue Jeans
Thursday, April 2 8:00am-12:00pm 7022  
  1:00-5:00pm 7022  
Friday, April 3 8:00am-2:00pm 7045 SON LAB
  2:10-3:00pm 7095 Orientation/7031 Orientation  
  3:00-5:00pm 7022  
Saturday, April 4 0800 – 11:30p 7022  
  11:30-1:00p 7045 Clinical Group Lunch meeting Picnic?
  1:00 – 4:00 7022  

Block 4

Date Time Course Location
Wednesday, May 13 9:00am-12:00pm 7031  
  1:00-5:00pm 7031  
Thursday, May 14 8:00am-12:00pm 7031  
  1:00-5:00pm 7031  
Friday, May 15 8:00am-2:00pm 7095 SON LAB
  2:10-3:00 7095 Clinical Group meeting 4 breakout rooms
  1:00-5:00pm 7031  
Saturday, May 16 8:00 – 4:00p 7031  
       
       

Summer 2020

Block 1

Date Time Course Location
Friday, July 31 1:00-4:00pm 7022 TBD
Sunday, August 2   Pinning  


Textbooks

Fall 2019

Course Name Instructor Required Materials Recommended Materials
6010: Pathology Travis Dunlap, PhD, ANP-BC McCance, K. L., & Huether, S. E. (2013). Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children (7th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN‐13: 978‐0‐323‐08854‐1

 

Guyton, A. C., & Hall, J. E. Textbook of medical physiology (13th ed.). Elsevier 9781455770052

Seeley's Anatomy and physiology (12th ed.). Boston: McGraw‐Hill. 9781260399073

Rapid review anatomy reference guide (4th ed.) Skokie, IL: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 9781496391605

7011: Health Promotion of Behavior Development: Birth through Adolescence Susan Beaird, DNP, CPNP, PMHS Hagan, J., Shaw, J., & Duncan, P. (Eds.) (2017). Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents (4th ed.). American Academy of Pediatrics. ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-022-0 (EBL)

Hagan, J., Shaw, J., & Duncan, P. (Eds.) (2017). Bright Futures Pocket Guide: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents (4th ed.). American Academy of Pediatrics. ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-082-4

Voight, R., Macias, M. & Meyers. S. (Eds.). (2018). Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. American Academy of Pediatrics. ISBN-13: 978-1610021340 (EBL)

 
7012: Advanced Practice Nursing in Pediatric Primary Care I Margaret S. Anderson, DNP, FNP‐BC Kamat, D. M., MD, PhD, FAAP, M. Adam, H. M., MD, FAAP, & Baum, R. A., MD, FAAP (Eds.). (2018). Quick Reference Guide to Pediatric Care (2nd ed.). American Academy of Pediatrics. ISBN (paper): 978-1-61002-111-1 ISBN (electronic): 978-1-61002-112-8

Adam, H. & Meschan, J. (Eds). (2015) Signs and Symptoms in Pediatrics. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics. ISBN-13: 978-1-58110-850-7

Hay, W., Deterding, R., Abzug, & Levin, M. (2018). Current Pediatric Diagnosis and Treatment. (24th edition). McGraw-Hill Professional.  ISBN-13: 978-0071848541 (EBL)

American Academy of Pediatrics (2016). Pediatric Clinical Practice Guidelines and Policies. (16th edition). Elk Point, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.  ISBN: 978-1-61002-018-3
7013: Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning Terry Witherington, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC Ball, J., Dains, J., Flynn, J., Solomon, B., Stewart, R. (2018). Seidel's guide to physical examination. (9th edition). St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN-13: 978-0323481953 (EBL-may by 8th edition but that is okay)

Chiocca, E. (2015).  Advanced Pediatric Assessment (2nd edition). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company ISBN-13: 978-0826161758

Duderstadt, K. (2014). Pediatric physical examination: An illustrated handbook.   (2nd edition.).  Philadelphia: Mosby.  ISBN-13: 978-0323100069 (EBL) 

Zitelli, B., Davis, H. W. (2018). Atlas of pediatric physical diagnosis. (7th edition). St. Louis:  Mosby. ISBN-13: 978-0323393034 (EBL—currently 6th edition)

 
7015: Advanced Health Assessment Applications for the Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Brittany Nelson, DNP, APRN, CPNP, Susan Beaird, DNP, APRN, CPNP Ball, J., Dains, J., Flynn, J., Solomon, B., Stewart, R. (2018). Seidel's guide to physical examination. (9th edition). St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN-13: 978-0323112406 (EBL)
       
Chiocca, E. (2015).  Advanced Pediatric Assessment (2nd edition). New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company ISBN-13: 978-0826161758

Duderstadt, K. (2014). Pediatric physical examination: An illustrated handbook (2nd edition).  Philadelphia:  Mosby. ISBN-13: 978-0323100069 (EBL)

 
6045: Professional Formation I Abby Parish, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, GNP-BC, FNAP & Sharon Karp, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC Melnyk, B.M., & Fineout-Overholt E. (2019). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing and Healthcare: A Guide to Best Practice. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.
ISBN-13: 978-1496384539
ISBN-10: 1496384539

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) Washington DC:  American Psychological Association.
ISBN-13: 978-1433805615
ISBN-10: 1433950618

These two books will be essential to completion of work in the Professional Formation series. Other recommended but not required readings will be introduced in each course syllabus (N6045, N6055 and N6065) along with information to aid students making purchasing decisions.

Christenbery, T. L. (2018). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: Foundations, Skills, and Roles. Springer Publishing Co.
ISBN: 978-0-8261-2742-6

Tracy, M. F., & O'Grady, E. T. (2018). Hamric & Hanson's Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach 6th ed. St. Louis, MO. Elsevier Health Sciences.
ISBN: 9780323447706

Spring: N7035: Add 5 minute Pediatric consult and Harriett Lane

Spring N7023: Add Samford Guide