Catalog 2017-2018 
    Jul 28, 2021  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 226 Nursing of Children Practicum

3 credits
This course provides an opportunity for students to apply and expand their critical thinking skills, use of the nursing process, and communications skills while focusing on acutely ill pediatric clients and their families.

Prerequisites: NURS 131 , NURS 132 .

Corequisites: NURS 225 .

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Teamwork.

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
    • Discuss the nursing implications of growth and development as they relate to providing competent nursing care for the pediatric client (QSEN:  Safety, Teamwork and Collaboration, Patient Centered Care)
    • Demonstrate an understanding of culturally sensitive family centered  nursing care of the pediatric client
  • 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
  • Implement the nursing care process to demonstrate safe, competent and evidence-based care within a variety of settings using appropriate tools and technologies
  • Utilize clinical reasoning skills to synthesize patient assessment data, scientific knowledge, and pharmacology to safely manage a rapidly changing health care status
    • Gather assessment data to assist in formulating nursing diagnoses related to pediatric health, developing the nursing diagnosis, writing the nursing care plan, and implementing nursing action (QSEN: Safety, Teamwork and Collaboration, Patient Centered Care
  • Provide leadership to effectively collaborate and delegate with the patient, family, interdisciplinary, systems administration, and the wider community
    • Evaluate the implementation of nursing actions in providing care for the hospitalized child and the family (QSEN: Patient Centered Care, Teamwork and Collaboration)

Total Hours: 60 Lab or Clinical Hours: 60