165. Pediatric Nursing
Lecture, three hours; clinical, six hours. Requisites: courses 160, 162B. Nursing assessment and management of acute, chronic, critical, and emergent illnesses in infants, children, and adolescents with emphasis on social, cultural, and developmental influences. Integration of basic knowledge of pathophysiology, diagnostics, pharmacology, therapeutic interventions, and family-centered care concepts as applied to care of infants, children, and adolescents. Application of nursing process, evidence-based practice, and problem-solving and critical-thinking strategies to improve patient safety, care quality, and health outcomes. Supervised practicum experience within setting of multidimensional team in clinical interpretation, assessment, and diagnostic data for purpose of planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care for infants, children, and adolescents. Letter grading.