PRAC 6541: Primary Care of Adolescents and Children Practicum



Learning Resources


Required Readings (click to expand/reduce)



American Academy of Pediatrics, Subcommittee on Febrile Seizures. (2011). Febrile seizures: Guideline for the neurodiagnostic evaluation of the child with a simple febrile seizure. Pediatrics, 127(2), 389–394.

Note: This is the most recent guideline.



National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Professional Issues Committee. (2019). NAPNAP position statement on age parameters for pediatric nurse practitioner practice. Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, 33(2), A9–A11.


Practicum Resources


HSoft Corporation. (2019). Welcome to Meditrek.  

Note: Use this website to log in to Meditrek to report your clinical hours and patient encounters. 


Walden University. (2019). MSN nurse practitioner practicum manual.


Walden University Field Experience. (2019a). Field experience: College of Nursing.


Walden University Field Experience. (2019b). Student practicum resources: NP student orientation.



Required Media (click to expand/reduce)



Stanford Medicine 25. (2018, July 19). The exam for knee pain [Video]. YouTube.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 8 minutes.


Assignment: Journal Entry #3


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Critical reflection of your growth and development during your practicum experience in a clinical setting has the benefit of helping you identify opportunities for improvement in your clinical skills while also recognizing your clinical strengths and successes. 

This week, you will write your last and final Journal Entry, reflecting on your clinical strengths and opportunities for improvement. Further reflect on your pediatric patients you have seen and the conditions that you have diagnosed and treated. Review your Journal Entry that you submitted in Week 1.

Journal Entry (2–3 pages): 

  • Explain what most excited and/or concerned you throughout your pediatric clinical experience.
  • Discuss how your personal definition of family and family roles has changed or stayed the same.
  • How has your understanding of family and family roles influenced your assessment of children and their families?
  • Explain how your understanding of culture (both the culture of the provider and that of the child and his or her family) has changed and how it may have influenced the assessments you conducted during your practicum.
  • Assess how you did with accomplishing the goals and objectives you developed in Week 1 for the practicum experience.
  • Based on your practicum experience, refine your existing goals and/or develop new goals for your continued education and professional practice. Be sure to consider the NAPNAP Position Statement on Age Parameters for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Practice.
  • Use title page and references according to APA.


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