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 expands on drug calculations previously learned in the context of adult populations, emphasizing pediatric drugs and dosages. Childhood illnesses, developmental disabilities and the impact on the family are addressed. Pertinent microbiology, immunology, epidemiology, pharmacology and diagnostic content will be integrated throughout the course to reflect the interrelated and holistic nature of the body’s response to illness and healing. Students use critical inquiry to support evidence-informed practice as they engage with course material.
Course code: NURS 2265
Length: 30.0 hours
PrerequisitesNURS 2160, NURS 2161, NURS 2162, NURS 2163, NURS 2164.
CorequisitesNURS 2261, NURS 2263, NURS 2264, NURS 2266.
* 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.