Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 225 Nursing of Children

3 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

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
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

Total Hours: 30 Lecture Hours: 30