Pediatric Nursing

NURSE-UN 1255, 3 Credits, (Summer, Fall)

45 hours Lecture Plus Clinical and Lab: 3 credits. This course provides a family theory and nursing process framework for examining families in the child-rearing years from infancy through adolescence. Individual, societal, cultural, and environmental variables and health care disparities relating to child-rearing and parenting are identified. Delivery of nursing care adapted to the unique health and developmental needs of children and their families is the clinical focus, with a goal of maximizing the health potential of young families. There is a strong health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention component.