Pediatric Nursing - 3.5
This level 3 course provides a foundation for pediatric nursing using growth and development concepts as a framework for presenting problems and special concerns of the pediatric client. Communication, anticipatory guidance, response to hospitalization, legal and ethical issues and health care of pediatric clients are discussed. Correlated clinical experiences emphasize clinical decision making, patient care management, including prioritization of care, and development of psychomotor skills. The roles of Provider of Care, Manager of Care, and Member of the Profession are integrated in both the theory and the clinical components. Prerequisite: Appropriate standing in the Associate Degree Nursing Program or evaluation of skills and knowledge by the Program Director. Recommended: None. Hours: 27 lect, 108 lab. Offered: F, S. CCS: Occupational Education. Transferable: CSU and Private Colleges.