|HCS||NUR||1078||3||School Nurse Practicum|
This course is designed to prepare the professional nurse for certification as a school nurse in Pennsylvania; both the theory component (NUR 1077) and this practicum (NUR 1078) are required for eligibility. This course provides the required 100 hours of clinical practicum experience in elementary, middle and high school settings. The nursing care of children requiring acute, chronic and episodic care is performed under the guidance of an experienced school nurse. Throughout the course, the application of the nursing process and evidence-based approaches are employed when providing nursing services to school age children. Interdisciplinary care and management for school age children with special health and learning needs, including the culturally diverse and english language learners (ELLS) is emphasized. The independent and collaborative aspects of the school nurse role are explored within the school setting.