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.

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 FH 140 (2-4 pm for PNPPC)
Wednesday, August 21 8:30am-12:00pm 7011 NA 167
  12:15-12:45pm PNPPC 1st Year Part-time Student Meeting NA 162
  1:00-5:00pm

(3:30-5p)

7011

NA 167 

GH LR 115, 401, SON 184, 442, 288, NA 167, Stambaugh House 107, Hank Ingram 208, North House 116, Sutherand 106,Crawford 208, Alumni Hall 201
  5:30-6:30 pm Movie Night (Optional)  
Thursday, August 22 8:30am-12:00pm 7013 NA 161
  1:00-3:00pm 7012 NA 161
  3:00-5:00pm

(4-5p)

7015/7025 NA 161

NA 160

  5:00-6:00pm 7015/7025 TBD
Friday, August 23 8:30am-12:00pm 7013 NA 155
  1:00-4:00 pm 7015/7025 NA 155
GH 115, 201, 317, 401, 501, SON 279, 540

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
  5:15-7:15pm 7015/7025 Labs FH 144
Thursday, September 12 8:30am-11:30pm 7013 FH 140
  12:30-4:00pm 7012 NA 161
  4:15-6:15pm 7015/7025 Labs FH 144
Friday, September 13 8:30am-11:30pm 7012 NA 161
  12:30-1:30pm 7015/7025 NA 161, 160, 162, 164, 166 GH 115, 601, SON 279, 540
  1:30-4:00pm 7012 NA 161
  4:15-5:15pm 7015/7025 Lab/Open Lab FH 144
  4:15-5:15pm PNP Social Gathering GH Living Room
Saturday, September 14 9:00-2:00pm 7015/7025 (Assigned times in Lab) FH 144

Block 3: October

DATE TIME COURSE LOCATION
Sunday, October 20 9:00am-5:00pm 7015/7025 FH 140
FH 144
GH 115, NA 160, 162, 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

GH 115, 201, 317, 401, 501, 601
NA 160, 162, 166 SON 184, 288, 442

  1:00-5:00pm 7011 NA 161
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
  5:00-7:00pm 7015/7025 FH 140, SON 279
FH 144
NA 160, 166, 162, 164, GH 115
Wednesday, November 13 9:15am-11:45pm

(8:30-9:30a)

7012 NA 161

GH 201, 401, 601
NA 160

  12:45-1:30 7035/7045 Orientation NA 161
  1:30-4:00pm 7012 NA 161
Thursday, November 14 8:00am-4:00pm 7015/7025 (CELA; times will be assigned) CELA (NA 161)
  4:30-7:30pm 7015/7025 FH 140, SON 279
FH 144 
NA 166, 164, 165, 160, 162
Friday, November 15 8:30-12:00pm 7012 NA 161
  12:00-1:00 pm Thanks Potluck
(Optional)
NA 161
  1:00-4:00pm 7012 NA 161

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  

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