Practicum: Case Management of the High Risk Neonate
This course is an in-depth practicum which allows the NNP student to utilize all previous learning in his/her management of infants at risk. The practicum in neonatal care is designed to provide the student with practice experience to develop skills of assessment, diagnosis, and management of the high risk neonate. The student has the opportunity to integrate and synthesize theory, clinical research, advanced therapeutics, and decision making in this closely supervised precepted experience. It will be an intensive experience in which the student will analyze all available data utilizing evidence-based research, synthesize his/her thinking, implement a plan of care, and evaluate the results. The role of the nurse practitioner is applied in clinical care areas. The student will begin to develop a database of patients to evaluate clinical practice and refine collaborative skills working with the interdisciplinary team throughout the course.