Core Curriculum for Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323027564

Core Curriculum for Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

1st Edition

Editors: Nancy Ryan-Wenger
Paperback ISBN: 9780323027564
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 12th October 2006
Page Count: 1080


2007 AJN Book of the Year Award Winner

Written by expert pediatric nurse practitioners, this resource is a fully endorsed compendium of essential information. Using an easy-to-use outline format, it defines the parameters of the specialty by outlining the entire scope of PNP practice and covers everything in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNP) certification exams. In light of the increase in the number of PNP programs and students seeking certification, Core Curriculum for Primary Pediatric Nurse Practitioners offers the big-picture view that every PNP needs.

Key Features

  • Authored and endorsed by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and the Association of Faculties of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (AFPNP).
  • Chapters that cover the continuum of PNP practice, such as the Role of the PNP, Wellness Issues, Growth and Development, Genetics, diagnosing and managing Common Illnesses and Chronic Conditions, Pediatric Emergencies, Pharmacology, and Treatment Guides.
  • Concise outline format is accessible and user-friendly.
  • Covers all content on both the ANCB and ANCC certification exams

Table of Contents

Section 1: Role of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

1. Evolution of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Role

2. Essential Elements of the Advanced Practice Role for Pediatric Nurse

3. Clinical Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making

Section 2: Health Assessment and Physical Examination

4. Measures of Child Growth and Development

5. Assessment of the Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat

6. Assessment of the Pulmonary System

7. Assessment of the Cardiovascular System

8. Assessment of the Gastrointestinal System

9. Assessment of the Reproductive and Urologic Systems

10. Assessment of the Integumentary System

11. Assessment of the Hematologic and Lymphatic Systems

12. Assessment of the Musculoskeletal System

13. Assessment of the Neurologic System

Section 3: Special Topics in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

14. Core Concepts in Genetics

15. Immunizations

16. Nutrition

17. Preconceptional and Prenatal Role

18. Care of the Newborn Before Hospital Discharge

19. Newborns and Infants

20. Preterm Infant Follow-up Care

21. Child Abuse and Neglect

22. Toddlers, Preschoolers, and School-agers

23. Mental Health Promotion and Mental Health Screening for
Children and Adolescents

24. Sports Participation: Evaluation and Monitoring

25. Early Adolescents, Late Adolescents, and College-age Young Adults

26. Sexuality and Birth Control

Section 4: Diagnosis and Management of Common Illness in Children and Adolescents

27. Common Illness of the Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat

28. Common Illness of the Pulmonary System

29. Common Illness of the Cardiovascular System

30. Common Illness of the Gastrointestinal System

31. Common Illness of the Reproductive and Urologic


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About the Editor

Nancy Ryan-Wenger

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Director, Pediatric and School Nurse Practitioner Programs, College of Nursing, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH