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45-Hour Differential Diagnosis
Across the Life Span Course

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$519.00 $439.00

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All NP state regulatory agencies (i.e., State Boards of Nursing) and all national certifying bodies
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45 Contact Hours

Available for 4 months

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33 Class Sessions

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Differential Diagnosis Across the Life Span is a comprehensively designed course for nurse practitioners (NPs) who want to go beyond advanced physical assessment and sharpen their differential diagnosis skills. This course provides analysis of differential diagnoses for the most common disorders encountered by NPs working in a variety of settings, including family, adult, pediatric, internal medicine, and urgent care practices.

Presented in 26 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 key features in formulating differential diagnoses
  • Case-specific diagnosis application
  • First-line management of common disorders
  • Clinical differences in presentations of the elderly
  • Pediatric considerations
  • Pharmacotherapeutic considerations
  • …and more!

This extensive course was developed by a lineup of nationally impressive faculty whose hard work and creativity 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.

Course Features:

  • 33 Sessions (from 45 minutes – 4 hours each)
  • 26 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
  • 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!
Session Number Allotted Hours Topic/Faculty
1
EENMT
2:40
Differential Diagnosis of Common Eyes, Ears, Nose, Mouth and Throat Disorders
Elizabeth Kuzma, DNP, FNP-BC
2
Neurology Part 1 – Adult
2:20
Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Neurologic Disorders
Juan Gonzalez, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C, CEN
3
Neurology Part 2 – Pediatrics
1:15
Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Neurologic Disorders
Daniel J. Crawford, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-PC, CNE
4
Quiz 1
0:30
Quiz 1 (Sessions 1 & 2)
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
5
Cardiology Part 1 – Adult
1:50
Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Cardiovascular Disorders – Part 1
Kristine Anne Scordo, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP
6
Cardiology Part 2 – Adult
1:35
Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Cardiovascular Disorders – Part 2
Kristine Anne Scordo, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP
7
Cardiology – Pediatrics
0:48
Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Cardiovascular Disorders
Kathy K. Wright, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC
8
Pulmonology
3:25
Differential Diagnosis of Common Pulmonary Disorders
Nicole Crenshaw, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, CHSE, FAANP
9
Quiz 2
0:30
Quiz 2 (Sessions 4 & 5)
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
10
Gastroenterology Part 1
1:40
Differential Diagnosis of Common Gastrointestinal Disorders Part 1:Infectious Gastrointestinal Issues and Inflammatory Gastrointestinal Disoders
Patricia Larrieu Briones, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CHSE
11
Gastroenterology Part 2
1:10
Differential Diagnosis of Common Gastrointestinal Disorders Part 2:Liver Diseases and Anatomic Intestinal Disorders
Patricia Larrieu Briones, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CHSE
12
Endocrinology Part 1 – Adult
2:10
Differential Diagnosis of Common Adult Endocrine Disorders
Katherine C. Pereira, DNP, FNP-BC, ADM-BC, FAAN, FAANP
13
Endocrinology Part 2 – Pediatrics
1:10
Differential Diagnosis of Common Pediatric Endocrine Disorders
Kammy McLoughlin, DNP, CPNP-PC, CPNP-AC
14
Exam 1
1:00
Exam 1 (Sessions 1-8)
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
15
Genitourinary
0:50
Differential Diagnosis of Common Genitourinary Disorders
Mary Anne Dumas, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP
16
Gynecology
1:40
Differential Diagnosis of Common Gynecologic Disorders
Elizabeth Kuzma, DNP, FNP-BC
17
Men’s Health
TBD
Differential Diagnosis of Common Issues in Men’s Health
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
18
Back Pain
0:55
Differential Diagnosis of Common Back Pain Disorders
Colleen Walsh, DNP, ACNP-BC, ONC, ONP-C, CNS
19
Quiz 3
0:30
Quiz 3 (Sessions 10-13)
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
20
Musculoskeletal Part 1
1:10
Differential Diagnosis of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders Part 1: Acute Musculoskeletal Disorders
Colleen Walsh, DNP, ACNP-BC, ONC, ONP-C, CNS
21
Musculoskeletal Part 2
1:20
Differential Diagnosis of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders Part 2: Chronic Musculoskeletal Disorders
Colleen Walsh, DNP, ACNP-BC, ONC, ONP-C, CNS
22
Musculoskeletal Part 3
1:05
Differential Diagnosis of Common Musculoskeletal Disorders Part 3: Pediatric and Adolescent Considerations
Colleen Walsh, DNP, ACNP-BC, ONC, ONP-C, CNS
23
Hematology Part 1
1:05
Differential Diagnosis of Common Hematologic Disorders Part 1: Anemia
Lisa Evans, DNP, ACNP-BC
24
Hematology Part 2
0:30
Differential Diagnosis of Common Hematologic Disorders Part 2: Leukemia and Lymphoma
Lisa Evans, DNP, ACNP-BC
25
Common Cancers
1:35
Differential Diagnosis of Common Cancers
Colleen Walsh, DNP, ACNP-BC, ONC, ONP-C, CNS
26
Quiz 4
0:30
Quiz 4 (Sessions 15-17)
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
27
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
TBD
Differential Diagnosis of Common Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
28
Infectious Diseases
1:05
Differential Diagnosis of Common Infectious Diseases
Kristine Anne Scordo, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAANP
29
Pscyhiatric-Mental Health
3:30
Differential Diagnosis of Common Psychiatric-Mental Health Disorders
Daniel Wesemann, DNP, MSW, PMHNP-BC, ARNP
30
Quiz 5
0:30
Quiz 5 (Sessions 19-21)
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP
31
Dermatology Part 1
1:30
Differential Diagnosis of Common Dermatologic Disorders Part 1: Acute and Communicable Disorders
Mark J. Eliason, MD
32
Dermatology Part 2
1:30
Differential Diagnosis of Common Dermatologic Disorders Part 2: Noncommunicable Disorders and Malignancies
Mark J. Eliason, MD
33
Exam 2
1:00
Exam 2 (Sessions 10-23)
Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP

Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP, has been instrumental in providing national and 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: 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 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 in Nursing degree 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 works related to acute care nursing practice, nursing education, and multicultural HIV/AIDS prevention, including articles and book chapters. He is the primary editor of Practice Considerations for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (3rd ed.), and the editor of four additional nurse practitioner specialty texts.

In 2002, he established Barkley & Associates, Inc., which provides the nation’s foremost continuing education expertise for 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 to thousands of nurse practitioners since 1998.

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 Issues in Men’s Health


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

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