This course focuses on nursing care of the child from infancy through adolescence including dynamics of the family unit. Content includes care of the well child, the child with special needs, and the child with acute and chronic health care needs. The course emphasizes health promotion and maintenance including age appropriate safety measures for the pediatric patient. Clinical experiences will include the care of the pediatric patient in the acute and community settings. Course is over 8-week period, and includes two hours theory and one clinical hour. A clinical course (NURS 3500C Nursing of Children Clinical) is also required. Prerequisite(s): NURS 2350 Medical Surgical II with grade of "C+" or better.
Corequisite(s): NURS 3500C Nursing of Children Clinical.
NURS 2350 Medical Surgical II (4 hours)
This course focuses on providing patient-centered nursing care to the individual in chronic and acute stages of illness with an emphasis on optimization of health status, personal adaptation, and health care beliefs. Students will develop clinical reasoning skills through class and clinical experiences. Clinical includes engagement of the individual in acute care settings. Disorders of the cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, hematologic, oncologic, respiratory, immunologic, musculoskeletal,endocrine, gastric, renal and neurologic systems will be included. The course is offered during a 16 week period, which includes theory and clinical experiences. A clinical experience course (NURS 2350C Medical-Surgical II Clinical) is also required.
Prerequisite(s): NURS 2110 Pharmacology II and NURS 2200 Medical-Surgical I with grades of "C+" or better.
Corequisite(s): NURS 2350C Medical-Surgical II Clinical.