Fall Semester 2020 Catalog




This course prepares students to provide nursing care for pediatric patients. Emphasis is placed on using the nursing process and critical thinking skills in the development, and implementation of a plan of care for pediatric patients. The educational needs of childrearing families, assessment of the pediatric patient, psychosocial and cultural influences on childbearing families, growth and development, and alterations in health of the pediatric patient are discussed. Concepts related to physiologic integrity, psychosocial integrity, health promotion, and safety and infection control are integrated with the course. Supervised inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations will provide the opportunities for the students to achieve the course competencies.