Nu230 Pediatric Nursing 4 credits
This is a portion of the capstone course of the entry-level Nursing program. Students are introduced to the healthcare of the pediatric population. Students demonstrate the ability to apply the nursing process to care for pediatric individuals and families. Skill development reflects those psychomotor skills necessary for technical nursing care and skills necessary for critical thinking, therapeutic communication and teaching/learning, with an introduction to leadership skills. In this course, students are introduced to the practice of nursing in the home and community based settings. At the completion of this course, students are poised to become caring and reflective members of the profession of nursing. The problem-solving process, the nursing process and the ability to think critically continue to be developed in each Nursing course. The evaluation of the healthcare of the pediatric population with an increased focus on family-centered care across the lifespan. Teaching methods include lecture/ discussion/group work, audiovisual materials, case-study assignments, reading assignments, clinical experiences, nursing care plans, summaries, and semester projects/cumulative portfolio. 3 credit hours of classroom and 1 credit hours of clinical (90 hours of clinical per semester). Prerequisite: Nu200 and Nu201 with a minimum grade of C+.