Mar 20, 2018
NURS 225 Nursing of Children3 credits
This course focuses on the growth and development of the child from birth through adolescence in diverse populations. Major childhood illnesses and community resources for family units discussed.
Prerequisites: NURS 131 , NURS 132 .
Corequisites: NURS 226 .
Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Holistically care for self, patients, colleagues, and community within an ethical, legal, and diverse framework within the scope of practice of the RN (QSEN: Safety, Teamwork and Collaboration, Patient Centered Care)
- Provide nursing care to children, their families and community impacted by chronic and/or disabling deviations
- Identify and provide age- and/or developmentally-appropriate nursing care to pediatric population
- Demonstrate competency in educating and communicating with patients, families, interdisciplinary teams, and systems with a focus on quality health care promotion and functional patient centered outcomes (QSEN: Quality Improvement, Safety, Patient Centered Care)
- Implement the nursing care process to demonstrate safe, competent and evidence-based care within a variety of settings using appropriate tools and technologies (QSEN: Informatics, Evidence-based Practice, Patient Centered Care)
- Describe the pathophysiology of selected common acute health deviations in the pediatric population
- Identify the role of the nurse in assisting families to adapt to influences and changes as a result of adoption, divorce, illness, and children with special needs
- Design and implement nursing interventions for the pediatric patient that incorporate developmental theories and reflect the developmental stage of the child
- Design and implement teaching plans appropriate to the developmental and cognitive level of the child/parent that will assist in meeting the health promotion needs of the child
- Utilize clinical reasoning skills to synthesize patient assessment data, scientific knowledge, and pharmacology to safely manage a rapidly changing health care status (QSEN: Safety, Teamwork and Collaboration)
- Apply critical thinking to assessment of health, wellness, and protection in children, their families, and their communities and the impact of the sick child on the family and community
- Provide leadership to effectively collaborate and delegate with the patient, family, interdisciplinary, systems administration and the wider community (QSEN: Patient Centered Care, Teamwork and Collaboration)
- Discuss the importance of information literacy in supporting the family unit in management of care