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NURS 254 - Nursing Care of the Pediatric Client

4 CR

Formerly NURS 231X .
This course focuses on the nurse’s role of health promotion in the pediatric patient and family emphasizing, expected growth trends; developmental theory; family-centered care; and application of the clinical judgment model to recognize cues of concern. Differences in adult and pediatric nursing are highlighted to promote safety and minimize risk. A lens of social determinants of health and health equity is explored. Opportunities for reflective practice, professional identity role formation, and application of QSEN are integrated into learning activities. Students gain confidence in articulating nursing priorities, developing clinical reasoning and judgment while continuing reflective practice. 

Prerequisite(s): NURS 124  with a C or better, and satisfactory completion of NURS 125 .

Course Outcomes
  • Differentiate between the adult and pediatric patient using developmental theory and clinical judgment model to promote safety.  
  • Plan pediatric and family-centered care that is based upon health promotion, developmental theories, evidence-based practice, cultural considerations, and health equity.    
  • Apply the clinical judgment model using principles of evidence-based practice, pathophysiology, and pediatric age-specific assessment to recognize the use of concern and change or escalate plan of care.   
  • Foster Professional Identity Role formation through the application of National League for Nursing (NLN) Core Competencies, QSEN, and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) clinical judgment model.    
  • Engage constructively and collaboratively with team members when planning care.

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