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  Mar 25, 2023
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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NURS 450 - Pediatric and Child Health Nursing

Evidence-based theories, concepts, and nursing judgment are emphasized using critical-thinking skills to provide holistic care relative to children and their families. In clinic and hospital settings, students use standards of ethical professional nursing practice to assess and promote a healthy lifestyle for the pediatric patient and to assist pediatric patients with acute and chronic health concerns and their families to restore, maintain, and promote health, attain optimum wellbeing, or to die with dignity. Nursing judgment is emphasized in class and clinical experiences are related to health needs, developmental tasks, safety, and responses to health concerns for children, ages birth to late adolescence. Responsibility and accountability for nursing care, collaboration, resource conservation and use, promotion of human flourishing, national and global concerns, and a commitment to the development of nurses as Christian servants are stressed. Three lecture hours per week and 96 clinical hours per semester. This course is eligible for honors credit.

Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite(s): Level 1 standing.

Credit Hours: 5

Term Offered: Fall, Spring

Fee(s): Fee: $554.

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