Total 140 hours (60 Lecture/80 Clinical)
This combined course is designed to provide discussions of family-centered care, wellness, health promotion and illness prevention, and the growth and development of the child. The information will form a continuum of knowledge that flows from conception to adulthood. Focus on the systems approach will be used to address physiological illnesses. Child health theory is presented within a self-care framework of nursing process and the implementation of effective nursing intervention based on identified problems. Principles of nutrition, pharmacology, and communication are correlated throughout the course. The student will spend time in the patient care area and will be expected to assume more responsibilities for his/her nursing actions. Related clinical experiences will take place in the hospital and outpatient health care facilities.
Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Nutrition,
Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing I and II, Maternal Health Nursing.