This course focuses on child health care. The content builds on previous Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics courses and on existing knowledge of human anatomy and physiology in examining pathophysiology in pediatric body systems. This course also expands on drug calculations previously learned in the context of adult populations, to an emphasis on pediatric drugs and dosages. Implicit in safe drug administration is critical inquiry and adherence to the CRNBC medication practice standards. Childhood illnesses, developmental disabilities and the impact on the family will be addressed. Microbiology, immunology and pharmacology and nursing theory content will be integrated throughout the course to reflect the interrelated and holistic nature of the body’s response to illness and healing.
This course is part of the full-time Nursing (BScN) Year 1 Entry Program.
Course code: NURS 2265
Length: 30 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.