The focus of this course is on the development of advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills for common variations in the health status of neonates. Students will gain an understanding of advanced assessment and applied pathophysiology related to specific health problems for the neonate in emergent to chronic health care situations. Opportunities to apply clinical diagnostic reasoning skills and decision making required for the assessment of neonatal problems are provided through labs including clinical simulation and a clinical practicum. An on campus intensive of 3-5 days may be held at the beginning of term. Prerequisites or corequisites: NURS 520 and NURS 522.