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NURS 255 - Nursing Care of the Pediatric Client Clinical

3 CR

Formerly NURS 231Y  and NURS 231Z .
This course provides students the opportunity to engage in health promotion of the pediatric patient and family. Students apply developmental theory and principles of pediatric safety to deliver family-centered care. Students also gain confidence in articulating nursing priorities and developing clinical reasoning and reflective practice in the care of pediatric patients. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

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

Course Outcomes
  • Examine the use of standard communication tools to communicate to promote safety. constructively and assertively as a team member.   
  • Execute the clinical judgment model using principles of evidence-based practice, pathophysiology and pediatric age-specific assessment.   
  • Utilize evidence-based practice, social detainments of health to plan care and execute pediatric patient and family education.    
  • Identify and reduce safety risks for pediatric patients using developmental theory and clinical judgment model.   
  • Employ health care informatics and documentation skills to analyze clinical data, create evidence-based care plans, and provide accurate documentation.

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