Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care

Block Schedule and Textbooks

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (PNPPC)

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

For questions contact Specialty Director Brittany Nelson or by phone: 615-322-8267

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.

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

 

1:00pm-5:00pm

 VUSN Orientation for New students

Returning VUSN students moving up from pre-specialty level will attend only 1pm-5pm

 
Wednesday, August 21 8:30am-12:00pm 7011  
  12:15-12:45pm PNPPC 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  
  1:00-4:00 pm 7015/7025  

Block 2: September

DATE TIME COURSE LOCATION
Wednesday, September 11 8:30am-12:00pm 7011* OMTA Part time students will participate through Blue Jeans videoconference from home
  1:00-5:00pm 7013  
  5:15-7:15pm 7015/7025 Labs  
Thursday, September 12 8:30am-11:30pm 7013  
  12:30-4:00pm 7012  
  4:15-6:15pm 7015/7025 Labs  
Friday, September 13 8:30am-11:30pm 7012  
  12:30-1:30pm 7015/7025  
  1:30-4:00pm 7012  
  4:15-6:15pm 7015/7025 Lab/Open Lab  
Saturday, September 14 9:00-2:00pm 7015/7025 (Assigned times in Lab)  

Block 3: October

DATE TIME COURSE LOCATION
Sunday, October 20 9:00am-5:00pm 7015/7025  
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: January

DATE TIME COURSE LOCATION
Wednesday, January 8 8:00am-12:00pm 7023  
  1:00-5:00pm 7023  
  5:00pm Alumni Event: MSN Know Your Value (Optional)  
Thursday, January 9 8:30am-12:00pm 7023  
  1:00-5:00pm 7023  
Friday, January 10 8:30-11:00am 7023  
  11:00-1:00 7035 Clinical Group Meeting* 2 year PT OMTA and PMC students may participate via videoconference
  1:30-5:00pm 7023  
Saturday, January 11 8:30am-12:00pm 7023  
  1:00-5:00pm 7023  

Block 2: February

DATE TIME COURSE LOCATION
Tuesday, February 4 8:30am-12:00pm 7021  
  1:00-5:00pm 7021  
Wednesday, February 5 8:30am-12:00pm 7021  
  1:00-5:00pm 7021  
Thursday, February 6 8:30am-12:00pm 7021  
  12:00-1:00pm Seamless Transition to DNP Presentation  
  1:00-5:00pm 7021  
Friday, February 7 8:30am-12:00pm 7021  
  1:00-5:00pm 7035  

Block 3: April

DATE TIME COURSE LOCATION
Tuesday, March 31 8:30am-12:00pm 7023  
  1:00-5:00pm 7023  
Wednesday, April 1 8:30am-12:00pm 7023  
  1:00-5:00pm 7023  
Thursday, April 2 8:30am-12:00pm 7021  
  1:00-5:00pm 7021  
Friday, April 3 8:30am-12:00pm 7021  
  12:00-2:00pm 7035/7085 Orientation/7032 Orientation OMTA Part time Students will participate through Blue Jeans videoconference from home for N7032 orientation
  2:00-5:00pm 7021  

Summer 2020

Block 1: May

DATE TIME COURSE LOCATION
Tuesday, May 12 8:30am-12:00pm 7032  
  1:00-5:00pm 7032  
Wednesday, May 13 8:30am-12:00pm 7032  
  1:00-5:00pm 7032  
Thursday, May 14 8:30am-12:00pm 7032  
  1:00-5:00pm 7032  
Friday, May 15 8:30am-2:00pm 7032  
  2:00-5:00pm 7085* 2 year PT OMTA and PMC students may participate via videoconference

Block 2: August

DATE TIME COURSE LOCATION
Friday, July 31 1:00-4:00pm 7085  
Sunday, August 2   Pinning  

2018 - 2019 Block Schedule

Summer 2018

Block 1

Date Time Course Location
Tuesday, May 14 8:30a-12p 7032 GH 165
  1-5p 7032 GH 165
Wednesday, May 15 8:30a-12p 7032 SON 437
  1-5p 7032 SON 437
Thursday, May 16 8:30a-12p 7032 SON 437
  1-5p 7032 SON 437
Friday, May 17 8:30a-12p 7032 SON 288, 442
GH 501, 601, 201, 115 Living Room
NA 160, 155, 166

*2 year PT OMTA and PMC students may participate from a distance with videoconference

  1-2p 7085* Clinical Group Meeting

SON 288, 442
GH 501, 601, 201, 115 Living Room
NA 160, 155, 166

  2-3 7085* Certification Lecture

GH 401, 201, 317, 501, 601, 115 Living Room
NA 160, 166
SON 184
FH 140

       
Friday, August 2 1-4p 7085 GH 601, 501, 317, 201, 401
NA 165, 160, 155, 166
  4-6p Reception TBD

4 hours for Poverty Simulation (5/15-5/17) (not including PS students for 2019)

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