Fall 2021

NURS 6124-01 PNP-PC Dx & Mgmt: Clinical Seminar 1

All students are responsible for checking their UTHSCSA Livemail account regularly (i.e., daily or several times every week) to obtain Official University Communication regarding their courses, program and student status.

Students are expected to follow all policies related to COVID-19 found on the university webpage: https://wp.uthscsa.edu/coronavirus/.

Any additional expenses that the clinical agency may incur include but are not limited to drug screening, background checks, ID badges, immunizations etc., will be at the students expense.

NOTE: Our campus has enabled the CANVAS MOBILE LEARN application. CANVAS tools such as discussions, quizzes or videos May or May NOT function on all mobile devices. This is because mobile devices are available with rapidly changing and different configurations. Hence, students must not depend on only a mobile device to access course materials. Students must have access to a laptop or desktop device to access course materials and complete assignments.

This course is Web Enhanced with WebCT icon
Please be sure to check the Current Computer Requirements

Link to Graduate Clinical Experiences and Typhon guidelines: http://nursing.uthscsa.edu/gradclinical/

Orientation for this course will occur in combination with NURS: 6424 


Kathryn Parke, DNP, APRN, CPNP

Associate Professor/Clinical

PNP Track Co-ordinator

E-mail: parkek@uthscsa.edu

Office 2.344

Office Phone Number 210-567-5662

Cell phone number: 210-275-5993

Office Hours: See Office Hours by appointment. Available virtually andin-person.


Sherri Sowa, MSN, APRN, CPNP

Email sowas@uthscsa.edu

Cell phone number 210-215-4177



The focus of this course is integration and reflection of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) student’s core knowledge in health promotion, health protection, diagnosis and management in the care of children families in the primary healthcare setting.  The seminar course is designed to promote analysis and synthesis of the clinical experience through faculty mentoring, documentation of patient encounters, discussions, and scholarly clinical presentations. 


Credithour allocation: 1 semester credit hour 
Clockhour allocation: 15 clock hours 



NURS 6421PNP Diagnosis and Management: Concepts and Theory 1

NURS 6422PNP Diagnosis and Management: Concepts and Theory 2 



NURS 6424PNP Diagnosis and Management: Clinical 1

NURS 6224 PNP Diagnosis andManagement: Concepts and Theory 3


Upon completion of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program students will:

  1. Integrate nursing science, ethics, biophysical, psychosocial, analytical, and organizational sources to provide the highest level of specialty nursing practices.
  2. Develop, implement, and evaluate healthcare practices in healthcare systems that ensure quality improvement and patient safety.
  3. Use analytic methods and evidence based practices to improve practice outcomes and the practice environment.
  4. Implement and evaluate ethical healthcare information systems and patient care technology to improve the quality of patient health outcomes and care systems.
  5. Advocate for healthcare practices that advance social justice, equity, and ethical policies within all healthcare arenas.
  6. Employ interprofessional collaborative teams to improve patient and population health outcomes and healthcare delivery systems.
  7. Lead the integration and institutionalization of (evidence based) clinical prevention and population based health guidelines.
  8. Use clinical judgment, systems thinking, accountability, and specialized knowledge to design, deliver, and evaluate evidence based, culturally proficient care to improve patient, population, and health systems outcomes.


1.  Demonstrate the ability to integrate history and physical exam data with the knowledge of pathophysiology of acute and chronic diseases to develop appropriate differential diagnoses and initiate appropriate evidence-based, patient-centered interventions through accurate and clear documentation. (DNP Essentials I, VIII; NONPF Competency: Independent Practice 3, 6)

2.  Discuss how social, cultural, explanatory models and spiritual components are implemented into plans of care for patients and families. (DNP Essentials I, VII, VIII; NONPF Competencies: Independent Practice 3, 4, 5)

3.  Analyze ethical principles in clinical decision-making in the implementation of the nurse practitioner role. (DNP Essentials I, II, V, VIII; NONPF Competencies: Ethics 1, 2, 3, Independent Practice 1, 2, 8)

4.  Use self-reflection to evaluate progress in professional development as an integral member of the interprofessional team. (DNP Essential I, II, VI; NONPF Competencies: Independent Practice 1, 2, 3, 6)


A = 4 points (90-100)
B = 3 points (80-89)
C = 2 points (75-79)
D = 1 point (66-74)
F = 0 points (65 or below)



Assignment Patient





Case studies/Quizzes





Seminar Patient Case Presentations (2)





Patient Management Paper





Patient Management Presentation





SOAP Notes











Attendance in class is an expectation of each student.


The APA Publication Manual 7th edition is required for use in all nursing school programs. 


Students are expected to be above reproach in all scholastic activities. Students who engage in scholastic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and dismissal from the university. "Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts." Regents Rules and Regulations, Part One, Chapter VI, Section 3, Subsection 3.2, Subdivision 3.22.


Students who are nurses or are preparing to enter the profession of nursing are expected to treat others with respect and compassion. “The principle of respect for persons extends to all individuals with whom the nurse interacts. The nurse maintains compassionate and caring relationships with colleagues and others with a commitment to the fair treatment of individuals, to integrity-preserving compromise and to resolving conflict. This standard of conduct precludes any and all prejudicial actions, any form of harassment or threatening behavior, or disregard for the effects of one’s actions on others” (American Nurses Association Code for Nurses, Interpretive Statement 1.5).

The students, faculty, Department Chairs, Associate Deans, and the Dean of the School of Nursing of the University Texas Health Science Center San Antonio subscribe to the highest standards of conduct. Our aim is professional behavior beyond reproach. Failure to abide by the signed code of professional conduct may lead to suspension and/or permanent dismissal from the UTHSCSA SON. In particular, we subscribe to the provisions of the Code of Ethics for Nurses (http://bit.ly/1mtD5p2) and the following points of conduct.


School of Nursing Netiquette Guidelines for Online Interaction

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Any student seeking reasonable accommodations through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact either the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Services within the first week of the semester or schedule a meeting with the UTHSCSA ADA Compliance Office so that appropriate accommodations may be arranged. A request for accommodations (Form ADA-100: http://uthscsa.edu/eeo/form100-Faculty-student-resident.pdf) must be completed and submitted to the Executive Director of the ADA Compliance Office before accommodations can be provided. Additional information can be provided in the Student Success Center, Room 1.118 or through the ADA Compliance Office website: http://uthscsa.edu/eeo/request.asp.



Text booksfrom previous semesters may be used as references during your clinical practicum.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 7thedition ISBN 978-1-4338-3273-4

Pediatric and Neonatal DosageHandbook, Takemoto, C., 26th edition, (ISBN 978-1-59195-380-7)


Apps (not required butrecommended):

5-Minute Pediatric Consult,Unbound Medicine Phone App.

Epocrates Rx Mobile App


CDC Vaccine Schedule Mobile App.

Up to Date Mobile App

Child Protector Mobile App


CALENDAR - 1st Day Only

Please check the schedule for recent updates on Class Dates & Room.

ClinicalOrientation 08:00 am - 11:50 am

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