Introduces the role of the professional nurse as the provider of care for children (from infancy to adolescence) within the context of the family environment. Discusses how to utilize critical thinking skills in a systematic, problem solving process as a framework for providing safe and effective care to restore and promote health in children and to foster growth and development. Focuses on family-centered nursing care related to the concepts of healthy children as well as children with common, acute, or chronic illness exemplars. Also covers how to research best practices and integrate theory in the care of children and families in a variety of clinical settings. This course includes supervised clinical agency/laboratory practicums. Course comprised of two hours of theory and six hours of clinical/lab per week.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Pediatric HESI exam with score 850 or higher. Maximum number of attempts: two. Students must also perform a pediatric simulation demonstration.
Pediatric Simulation demonstration, given in department by department faculty. Faculty will assess demonstration based on evaluation rubric. Evaluation rubric and student checklist located in The School of Health and Human Services office. Student must pass the graded rubric with an 80% or higher with the maximum number of attempts: two. Students must also take an exam.