This course provides additional theoretical and clinical experience in the care of children and families. Learners will build on existing knowledge of caring for the infant to adolescence population by focusing on synthesis of knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable nurses to provide competent care to vulnerable children and families in transition. Learners will be provided opportunities to apply holistic assessment of growth and development from infancy to adolescence. Themes of culture care and transition related to children will be built upon. A review of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of pediatric cardiovascular, neurological, endocrine, musculoskeletal and gastrointestinal body systems is included. Learners will build on previous pharmacological knowledge with additional knowledge specific to care of children such as pediatric dosages. The clinical experience will support the consolidation of learning.
Course code: NURS 1359
Length: 152 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.