NRSG-210 Care of the Pediatric Patient
Credits 3 / 1.5 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Division signature required; Placement into ENGL-100 (ACSR-100), completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0, completion of RDNG-030, ACLT-075 or ACLT-076, or a minimum score of 20 on the reading portion of the ACT; Successful completion of NRSG-120, NRSG-121 and NRSG-130 with a 2.0 or higher grade; Successful completion of BIOL-101 or BIOL-156 with a 3.0 or higher grade. Co-requisite: Student must enroll in one section of NRSG-210C. Note: Clinical days may be altered to accommodate orientation, simulation, or other special events.
This course will provide a general overview of fundamental pediatric concepts with a focus on providing safe and age-appropriate nursing care to children and their families. Content will include growth and development of children from infancy through adolescence health promotion and illness prevention strategies and provision of care to children with common acute and chronic health problems. The clinical componenet of this course will take place in in-patient and out-patient pediatric settings.
1. Use the nursing process to organize aspects of care for the pediatric patient at varying levels of wellness and illness (including health promotion and disease prevention strategies 2. Apply the concepts and principles of nursing, and the natural and applied sciences to provide safe care to the pediatric patient, in a variety of setting 3. Demonstrate, through practice, the role of the nursing in caring for the pediatric patient practice within the legal and ethical parameters, demonstrate accountability for own practice and those responsibilities delegated to others, and display self-direction in identifying own learning needs and pursue education to meet them 4.Communicate effectively with other individuals (team members, other care providers, patients, families, etc.) to provide comprehensive aspects of pediatric patient care, reflecting evidence-based practice, national patient safety initiatives (QSEN), and current best practices 5. Develop relationships that place the pediatric patient at the center of care, by demonstrating caring and effective communication, therapeutic relationships with patients, families and communities and professional relationships with members of the health care team 6. Function effectively within the pediatric patient care team and interprofessional teams, foster open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve safe and quality patient-centered care.