nsg440 | undergraduate

Pediatric Nursing

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This course focuses on the utilization of Watson's Theory of Human Caring with patients from birth to 18 years. Students will examine the management of acute and chronic illness in the pediatric patient in a variety of settings. The understanding of human growth and development is the foundational framework for the course. Students are required to successfully complete 60 clinical hours to pass the course. Clinical hours include immersive simulation learning.



This undergraduate-level course is 7 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 4
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 7 weeks

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    Nursing Process and Care of the Client With Endocrine, Gastrointestinal, and Genitourinary Disorders

    • Explain therapeutic procedures, interventions, and assessment techniques utilized with pediatric clients with endocrine, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary disorders.
    • Utilize therapeutic communication with pediatric clients and their families experiencing alteration in function related to the endocrine, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems.
    • Describe the pathophysiological changes in pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to the endocrine, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems.
    • Describe the genetic factors that influence the function of the endocrine, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems.
    • Develop a collaborative concept map utilizing the nursing process for pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to the endocrine, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems.
    • Identify the major pharmaceutical treatment modalities utilized in treating pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to the endocrine, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems.

    Nursing Process and Care of the Client With Cardiac and Neurological Disorders

    • Describe the pathophysiological changes in pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to the cardiac and neurological systems.
    • Identify the major pharmaceutical treatment modalities utilized in treating pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to the cardiac and neurological systems.
    • Describe the genetic factors that influence the function of the cardiac and neurological systems.
    • Develop a collaborative concept map utilizing the nursing process for pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to the cardiac and neurological systems.
    • Explain therapeutic procedures, interventions, and assessment techniques utilized with pediatric clients with cardiac and neurological disorders.
    • Utilize therapeutic communication with pediatric clients and their families experiencing alteration in function related to the cardiac and neurological systems.

    Nurse’s Role

    • Describe the role of the registered nurse in pediatric practice.

    Nursing Process and the Care of the Client With Respiratory and Infectious Diseases

    • Describe the cultural and genetic factors that influence respiratory function and infectious diseases.
    • Develop a collaborative concept map utilizing the nursing process for pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to respiratory and infectious diseases.
    • Explain therapeutic procedures, interventions, and assessment techniques utilized with pediatric clients with respiratory and infectious diseases.
    • Describe the pathophysiological changes in pediatric clients experiencing alterations in respiratory function, and with infectious diseases.
    • Identify the major pharmaceutical treatment modalities utilized in treating pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to respiratory and infectious diseases.
    • Utilize therapeutic communication with pediatric clients and their families experiencing alteration in function related to the respiratory system and infectious diseases.

    Cognitive or Sensory Impairment, Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Disorders

    • Identify the major pharmaceutical treatment modalities utilized in treating pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to musculoskeletal or neuromuscular systems as well as pediatric clients with cognitive or sensory impairment.
    • Utilize therapeutic communication with pediatric clients and their families experiencing alteration in function related to musculoskeletal or neuromuscular systems as well as pediatric clients with cognitive or sensory impairment.
    • Explain therapeutic procedures, interventions, and assessment techniques utilized with pediatric clients with cognitive or sensory impairment, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders.
    • Describe the pathophysiological changes in pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to musculoskeletal or neuromuscular systems as well as pediatric clients with cognitive or sensory impairment.
    • Describe the genetic factors that influence the function of musculoskeletal or neuromuscular systems as well as pediatric clients with cognitive or sensory impairment.
    • Develop a collaborative concept map utilizing the nursing process for pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to musculoskeletal or neuromuscular systems as well as pediatric clients with cognitive or sensory impairment.

    Nursing Process and Care of the Client With Hematological, Oncologic, or Integumentary Disorders

    • Describe the pathophysiological changes in pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to hematological, oncologic, and integumentary disorders.
    • Describe the genetic factors that influence hematological, oncologic, and integumentary disorders.
    • Develop a collaborative concept map utilizing the nursing process for pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to hematological, oncologic, and integumentary disorders.
    • Identify the major pharmaceutical treatment modalities utilized in treating pediatric clients experiencing alterations in function related to hematological, oncologic, and integumentary disorders.
    • Explain therapeutic procedures, interventions, and assessment techniques utilized with pediatric clients with hematological, oncologic, or integumentary disorders.
    • Utilize therapeutic communication with pediatric clients and their families experiencing alteration in function related to hematological, oncologic, and integumentary disorders.

    Growth and Development of Newborn and Infant

    • Apply principles of growth and development to the care of the newborn and infant client.

    Nursing Management Considerations for the Ill Child

    • Explain nursing management strategies for families of children with chronic illnesses.
    • Explain nursing management strategies for families of children with acute illnesses.

    Physical Assessment

    • Outline the components of a comprehensive toddler through the adolescent client assessment including physiologic, psychosocial, and development stages.
    • Apply appropriate physical assessment and data collection techniques for the toddler through the adolescent client.

    Growth and Development of the Toddler through the Adolescent

    • Apply principles of growth and development to the care of the toddler through the adolescent client.
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