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

Block 1

Date Time Course Location
Monday, August 19 8:00am-5:00pm VUSN Orientation for All New students  
Tuesday, August 20 8:00am-5:00pm

 VUSN Orientation for All 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.
Wednesday, August 21 8:30am-12:00pm 7011  
  12:15-12:45pm PNPPC & PNPAC
 1st Year Part-time Student Meeting
 
  1:00-5:00pm 7011  
Thursday, August 22 8:30am-12:00pm 7013  
  1:00-3:00pm 7012  
  3:00-5:00pm 7015/7025  
  5:00-6:00pm 7015/7025  
Friday, August 23 8:30am-12:00pm 7013  
  1:30-4:00 pm 7015/7025 FH 144

Block 2

Date Time Course Location
Wednesday, September 11 8:30am-12:00pm 7011* PT OMTA Students will participate through Blue Jeans videoconference from home
  1:00-5:00pm 7013  
  4:00-7:00pm 7015/7025 Labs FH 144
Thursday, September 12 8:30am-11:30pm 7013  
  12:30-4:00pm 7012  
  4:00-7:00pm 7015/7025 Labs FH 144
Friday, September 13 8:30am-11:30pm 7012  
  11:30-1:30pm 7015/7025 & Lunch  
  1:30-4:00pm 7012  
  4:00-7:00pm 7015/7025 Open Lab FH144
Saturday,Sept. 14 0900-3:00pm 7015/7025 Practice Exam 
7025 SON Lab

Block 3

Date Time Course Location
Sunday, October 20 9:00am-5:00pm 7015/7025 Final PE check off
7025 SON lab
Monday, October 21 8:30am-12:00pm 7013  
  1:00-5:00pm 7012  
Tuesday, October 22 8:30am-12:00pm 7012  
  1:00-5:00pm 7012  
Wednesday, October 23 8:30am-12:00pm 7011  
  1:00-5:00pm 7011  
Thursday, October 24 8:30am-12:00pm 7011  
  1:00-5:00pm 7011  

Block 4: November

DATE TIME COURSE LOCATION
Tuesday, November 12 8:30am-12:00pm 7011* OMTA Part time Students will participate through Blue Jeans videoconference from home
  1:00-5:00pm 7011* OMTA Part time Students will participate through Blue Jeans videoconference from home
  5:00-7:00pm 7015/7025  
Wednesday, November 13 9:15am-11:45pm 7012  
  12:45-1:30 7035/7045 Orientation  
  1:30-4:00pm 7012  
Thursday, November 14 8:00am-4:00pm 7015/7025 (CELA; times will be assigned)  
  4:30-7:30pm 7015/7025  
Friday, November 15 8:30-12:00pm 7012  
  1:00-4:00pm 7012  

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  

2018 - 2019 Block Schedule

New students, please remember mandatory orientation on August 21-22. 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 22.

Summer 2019

Block 1

DATE TIME COURSE LOCATION
Wednesday, May 15 9a-12p 7031 NA 164
  1-5p 7031 NA 164
Thursday, May 16 8:30a-12p 7031 NA 164
  12:30-4p Poverty Simulation TBD
Friday, May 17 8:30a-12p 7031 NA 162
  1-5p 7031 NA 162
Saturday, May 18 8a-12p Simulation Sim Lab
  1-5p Ultrasound Sim Lab

Block 2

DATE TIME COURSE LOCATION
August 3   TBD  

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