NURS 5351 Family Nurse Practitioner Primary Care I

Course Description

NURS 5351 FNP Primary Care I

Application of major concepts and therapies necessary for development, implementation, and provision of primary health care. Emphasis on the pediatric population and genomics knowledge needed for counseling families. Strategies to eliminate health disparities will be explored.


NURS 5339 AND Admission to MSN FNP program or NURS 5339 AND Admission to FNP Cert program *This course does not allow concurrent enrollment in NURS 5353 or NURS 5455

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. 1. Construct a patient-centered plan of care that incorporates current evidence to provide health promotion and/or restoration of heal with emphasis on the pediatric population and their fam
  2. 2. Incorporate basic knowledge of genetics and genomics into the provision of primary health care for the patients and their family
  3. 3. Provide high quality and appropriate care in a cost-effective and ethical manner
  4. 4. Refer clients to other interprofessional healthcare teams as appropriate.

Required Textbooks/Materials

Burns, Dunn, Brady, Starr, Blosser (2021) Pediatric Primary Care 7th ed. ISBN: 9780323581967


Gilbert, (2020, or current version at start of program) The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy 2021 50th ed. 978-1944272142


Ferri’s Clinical Advisor (2022) ISBN: 9780323755773

All students are required to have an active InPlace subscription. This can be purchased through the bookstore, or directly through InPlace at a discounted rate.

You are required to purchase APEA study materials for this semester. This includes APEA’s Pediatric and Women’s Health Competency Exams, a 3-month subscription to APEA’s question banks (MyQBank Pediatrics & Women’s Health), the Building Blocks of Growth Summary Cards, and the Online Review Course.  Specific APEA purchasing instructions are included at end of syllabus. PURCHASE MUST BE COMPLETE BY JANUARY 31, 2022.

Grading Policy and Criteria

Specific guidelines and grading criteria for all assignments are in the Modules. Final grades for the course will be determined based upon the following point assignments:

A – 90-100

B – 80-89

C – 70-79

D – 60-69

F – Below 60

Grades will not be rounded when calculating the average (79.5 is not rounded to 80 and 89.5 is not rounded to 90). Students are required to achieve an average of 80% (B) to successfully complete the course. Students must also achieve at least an 80% average on all exams and quizzes in order to successfully complete the course. If the overall grade is 80% or higher, but the exams and quizzes are not at least 80%, the student will not pass the course.

Late Policy: 5% will be deducted each day an assignment is past due unless prior arrangements have been made with your course faculty. Extenuating circumstances may apply.

Repeating a Course: Students repeating this course may not use previously submitted assignments nor utilize the same patients for an assignment. Submitting the same or slightly modified assignments from previous semesters is considered self-plagiarism and is subject to academic discipline, including failing the assignment or the course.

Attendance and Make-up Policy: Attendance/participation is expected. Make-up for exams, quizzes, assignments, and clinical time missed is at the discretion of the instructor.

Criteria for Evaluation: Percentage of Grade:
Exams (Exams and quizzes) 80%
Pediatric SOAP notes (5) 10%
APEA Q Bank completion (>80%) 5%
OSCES/Clinical checkoffs completed successfully 5%
TOTAL: 100%

Important Course Dates:

Note: The complete course schedule is available in the Course Canvas site.

Classes Begin: May 9th

Exam One: May 27th  from 8-12pm

Exam Two: June 17th from 8-12pm

APEA Comprehensive Exam: July 8th from 8-12pm

OSCE 3 Lab Quizzes: July 15th from 8-12

OSCE dates: July 20th and July 21st from 7am-4pm

Exam Three: August 5th from 8-12pm

Exam Procedures: All exams will be auto-proctored via Proctor U and will be available from 0800 until 1200. You will have 75 minutes to complete each exam and must start with adequate time to complete by 1200. No resources will be allowed including scratch paper, textbooks, phone, etc. Any use of resources will result in an academic integrity investigation per the university protocol.

APEA Pediatric Exam: The APEA Exam will be given as a practice exam in preparation for Board Certification exams. The goal of the exam is to identify areas of weakness and to promote active participation in practice questions. This exam carries the same weight as a course exam.

SOAP NOTES:  Five SOAP notes are required for the course. SOAP notes must be completed on patients seen in the current course. Submission of SOAP notes from a previous semester is a violation of academic integrity. In addition, TurnItIn will be utilized for SOAP note submission. All work must be original.

CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION: All clinical documentation must be submitted by the assigned due dates for success in the course. This includes preceptor signature sheet, summary of clinical hours, CPEs, evaluations of site and preceptor, etc.


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NURS 5351 Family Nurse Practitioner Primary Care I: Pediatric Populations & Genetics