Nursing Care of Children   [Archived Catalog]
2012-2013 Catalog [Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013]
   

NUR 2310C - Nursing Care of Children


This course encompasses the basic knowledge and skills essential to the nursing care of children from infancy through adolescence. Children have needs in health and illness different from those of adults due to their physical and emotional immaturity and their stage of growth and development. Clinical experiences are in the college laboratory, community agencies, and hospitals. Content and laboratory experiences focus on the major concepts of children and their families, health, the wellness-illness continuum, the role of the pediatric nurse, and the scope of associate degree nursing practice applied to the care of children. Content includes the following subconcepts: Nursing process, communication, legal/ ethical issues, professional growth and development, stress and adaptation, teaching and learning, pathophysiology, and related medical therapy including pharmacology, growth and development, trends impacting health care, and basic human needs.
Prerequisites: NUR 1210C, DEP 2004 and NUR 1521C.
Degrees Offered: A.S., B.S.N.

Credit Hours:5. 
Contact Hours: 2 lecture hours; 6 laboratory hours.