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Course Name:

Pediatric Health Nursing -Theory

Course Description:

This course assists students to integrate knowledge derived from the bio/psycho/social sciences, humanities, nursing and current literature to achieve safe, competent care of pediatric patients and their families who are experiencing normal development and alterations in body systems (common medical and surgical problems). Course content is organized utilizing the nursing process in order to achieve best practice outcomes for pediatric patients and their families experiencing bio/psycho/social/cultural and spiritual needs.

Concepts of growth, development, health, and role of the pediatric nurse are emphasized. Legal and ethical issues related to health care of children will be explored. Guided learning experiences are provided in the laboratory, acute care pediatric sitting (MCH &hospitals).