Differential Diagnosis Across the Life Span, Barkley & Associates’ latest online streaming course, is specially designed for experienced nurse practitioners who want to go beyond advanced physical assessment in order to sharpen their differential diagnosis skills. This course will provide differential diagnosis skill-building for the most common disorders and diagnoses presenting to nurse practitioners working in a variety of settings, including family, adult, pediatric, internal medicine, and urgent care practices.

Presented in 23 dynamic video modules and supplemented with rigorous review questions, Differential Diagnosis Across the Life Span will empower the nurse practitioner to take their skills to the next level in the following areas:

  • Identification of differential diagnoses
  • Diagnosis
  • First-line management of common disorders
  • Clinical differences in presentations of the elderly
  • Pediatric considerations
  • Pharmacology
  • … and more!

This course was compiled by a lineup of nationally impressive faculty whose hard work and creativity have made the final product enjoyable, challenging to the mind, and fun! Mini case studies, audience response multiple-choice questions, and our faculty’s in-depth audio content ensure that the nurse practitioner will remain engaged throughout the 45-hour course.

Barkley & Associates, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Course Features:
  • 24 Sessions (from 45 minutes – 4 hours each)
  • 23 video modules, 5 quizzes, and 2 exams
  • 16 weeks to complete from time of purchase
  • Nationally Distinguished Course Faculty
  • PowerPoint slides available to download for each lecture
  • Fast forward/rewind capability so you can be sure to master the material
  • Full screen capability; perfect for tablet users
  • Portable: Carry with you on your smartphone or laptop
  • Access on your computer immediately!
45-Hour Differential Diagnosis Across the Life Span
45-Hour Differential Diagnosis Across the Life Span
Coordinator: Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP

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Price: $439.00

45-Hour Differential Diagnosis Across the Life Span
45-Hour Differential Diagnosis Across the Life Span

Differential Diagnosis Across the Life Span, Barkley & Associates’ latest online streaming course, is specially designed for experienced nurse practitioners who want to go beyond advanced physical assessment in order to sharpen their differential diagnosis skills. This course will provide differential diagnosis skill-building for the most common disorders and diagnoses presenting to nurse practitioners working in a variety of settings, including family, adult, pediatric, internal medicine, and urgent care practices.

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45 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 11.25 hours of pharmacology)


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45 hrs

Title

Differential Diagnosis of Common Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth and Throat Disorders

Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Neurologic Disorders

Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Neurologic Disorders

Quiz 1 (must pass to proceed)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Cardiovascular Disorders

Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Cardiovascular Disorders

Differential Diagnosis of Common Pulmonary Disorders

Quiz 2 (must pass to proceed)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Gastrointestinal Disorders

Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Endocrine Disorders

Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Endocrine Disorders

Exam 1 (must pass to proceed)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Genitourinary Disorders

Differential Diagnosis of Common Gynecologic Disorders

Differential Diagnosis of Common Issues in Men's Health

Differential Diagnosis of Common Back Pain Disorders

Quiz 3 (must pass to proceed)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders

Differential Diagnosis of Common Hematologic Disorders

Differential Diagnosis of Common Cancers

Quiz 4 (must pass to proceed)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Differential Diagnosis of Common Infectious Diseases

Differential Diagnosis of Common Psychiatric-Mental Health Disorders

Quiz 5 (must pass to proceed)

Differential Diagnosis of Common Dermatologic Disorders

Exam 2 (must pass to proceed)

Dr. Thomas W. Barkley, Jr. has been instrumental in providing international nurse practitioner continuing education. He is the President of Barkley & Associates, Inc. and Professor Emeritus of the Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing at California State University, Los Angeles. During his 26 years in academe, Dr. Barkley held numerous leadership positions including Coordinator of the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Director of Nurse Practitioner Programs, Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program, and Director of the Graduate Programs.

Dr. Barkley received his Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from the University of Alabama, a master’s degree in critical care nursing from the University of Virginia, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in nursing with a specialty in nursing education and nursing education administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed his post-master’s certificate dual preparation as an adult primary and acute care nurse practitioner from the University of South Alabama.

Dr. Barkley has published over 100 refereed articles and book chapters related to acute care nursing practice, nursing education, and multicultural HIV/AIDS prevention. He is the editor of Practice Considerations for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (3rd ed.) and the editor of three primary care texts.

Since 1998, Dr. Barkley has taught in both national and international continuing education courses for nurse practitioners. In 2002, he established Barkley & Associates, Inc., which provides the nation’s foremost continuing education expertise in family, adult-gerontology primary care, pediatric, adult-gerontology acute care, psychiatric/mental health, and women’s health nurse practitioners. As a dynamic and engaging speaker, he has provided hundreds of continuing education courses in the United States and abroad.

In 2011, Dr. Barkley was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and in 2019, he was inducted into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame.

Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
President
Barkley & Associates, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
Professor Emeritus
California State University, Los Angeles
Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing
Los Angeles, CA
Differential Diagnosis Across the Life Span Course Coordinator
Differential Diagnosis of Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Differential Diagnosis of Common Men’s Health Disorders

Patricia Larrieu Briones, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CHSE
Assistant Professor of Clinical
University of Miami
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Coral Gables, FL
Differential Diagnosis of Common Gastrointestinal Disorders

Daniel J. Crawford, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-PC, CNE
Associate Professor (Clinical)
Director, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program
University of Iowa
College of Nursing
Iowa City, IA
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Neurology
Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, AZ
Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Neurologic Disorders

Nichole Crenshaw, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, ANP-BC, CHSE, FAANP
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Director, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
University of Miami
School of Nursing and Health Studies
Coral Gables, FL
Differential Diagnosis of Common Pulmonary Disorders

Mary Anne Dumas, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP
Professor Emeritus
Stony Brook University
School of Nursing
Stony Brook, NY
Senior Associate Dean and Professor (Retired)
Hofstra University
School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies
Hempstead, NY
Family and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (Retired)
Primary Care Services
Northport Veterans’ Medical Center
Northport, NY
Differential Diagnosis of Common Genitourinary Disorders

Mark J. Eliason, MD
Associate Professor (Clinical)
University of Utah
College of Medicine
Department of Dermatology
Salt Lake City, UT
Differential Diagnosis of Common Dermatologic Disorders

Lisa Evans, DNP, ACNP-BC
Pulmonary/Critical Care Nurse Practitioner
Integrated Critical Care and Pulmonary Specialists
St. Joseph Hospital
Orange, CA
Differential Diagnosis of Common Hematologic Disorders

Juan González, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C, CEN
Associate Professor of Clinical
Director, Family Nurse Practitioner Program
University of Miami
School of Nursing and Health Studies
Coral Gables, FL
Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Neurologic Disorders

Elizabeth Kuzma, DNP, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Family Nurse Practitioner Lead
University of Michigan
School of Nursing
Ann Arbor, MI
Differential Diagnosis of Common Eye, Ear, Nose, Mouth, and Throat Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Gynecologic Disorders

Kammy McLoughlin, DNP, CPNP-PC, CPNP-AC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Stony Brook University
School of Nursing
Graduate Studies/Advanced Practice Nursing
Stony Brook, NY
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
PM Pediatrics
Selden, NY
Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Endocrine Disorders

Katherine C. Pereira, DNP, FNP-BC, ADM-BC, FAAN, FAANP
Professor
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Duke University School of Nursing
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 
Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Endocrine Disorders

Kristine Anne Scordo, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Cardiology Nurse Practitioner Consultant
Professor (Retired) and Former Director
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Wright State University
College of Nursing and Health
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Kettering Cardiovascular
Dayton, OH
Infectious Diseases
TriHealth
Cincinnati, OH
Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Cardiovascular Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Infectious Diseases

Colleen Walsh, DNP, ACNP-BC, ONC, ONP-C, CNS
Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner Consultant
Contract Assistant Professor (Retired) and Former Coordinator
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
University of Southern Indiana
College of Nursing and Health Professions
Evansville, IN
Differential Diagnosis of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders
Differential Diagnosis of Common Causes of Back Pain
Differential Diagnosis of Common Cancers

Daniel Wesemann, DNP, MSW, PMHNP-BC, ARNP
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Director, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program
University of Iowa
College of Nursing
Iowa City, IA
Differential Diagnosis of Common Psychiatric-Mental Health Disorders

Kathy K. Wright, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator
Catherine McAuley School of Nursing
Maryville University
St. Louis, MO
Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Cardiovascular Disorders