Sep 22, 2020  
2016-2017 Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

NUR 221 - Nursing Care of Children and Families

4 credit hours - 30 hours lecture and 90 hours of directed laboratory per term.
Develop concepts, principles and skills to care for pediatric clients with common to complex compensated and uncompensated alterations of functioning within one or more systems. Learning settings include outpatient, community, and inpatient pediatric sites. Lab fee $75. Clinical fee $100.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 131  and PSY 211  with a grade of C or better.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrates accountability for maintaining the standards of professional practice to include holistic care across the settings, legal / ethical behaviors and life-long learning in concert with the Maryland Nurse Practice Act.
    • Implements the roles of care provider, manager and member within the discipline of nursing in caring for pediatric clients of various ages.
    • Observes the role of the school nurse in the community in meeting the healthcare needs of pre-school age, school age and adolescent population.
  • Utilizes appropriate and therapeutic communication to promote positive client outcomes.
    • Adapt communication skills for clients of various ages and their families.
    • With supervision is able to satisfactorily care for selected pediatric clients in various settings.
    • Identify strategies for anticipatory guidance along the developmental continuum.
  • Assesses holistically and systematically, the health status of individuals, families and communities to determine health care needs.
    • Identify assessment strategies that are unique for the pediatric client of various ages.
    • Identify indications of optimal functioning of all psychosocial and biological systems for the pediatric client and their family.
    • Based on assessments, select evidence-based interventions to address diversity in providing individualized nursing care for the pediatric client of various ages and their family.
    • Apply principles related to growth and development, nutrition, pharmacology and assessment, analyzing deviations from optimal status and management of care for the pediatric client of various ages.
  • Utilizes critical thinking skills within the framework of the five (5) steps of the nursing process to ensure the delivery of safe, accurate care.
    • Identify common to more complex, compensated and uncompensated alterations of functioning in the following systems: psychosocial, sensorimotor, gas transport, nutrition/ regulatory, elimination and protective.
    • Apply principles related to growth and development, nutrition and pharmacology in assessment, analyzing deviations from optimum status and management of care for the pediatric client of various ages.
    • Apply concepts and principles from the theoretical components of the course.
  • Provides nursing care based on the understanding of the sciences, humanities, nursing theory, research and personal experiences that is global, culturally relevant and maintains client’s rights and dignity.
    • Identify strategies for anticipatory guidance along the developmental continuum.
    • State principles concerning the nursing interventions that promote optimal functioning of all systems.
    • Participates in care of pediatric clients of various ages and their families in the outpatient setting.
    • With supervision satisfactorily demonstrates psychomotor skill in caring for pediatric clients of various ages.
    • Maintains safety with medication administration and psychomotor skill performance in caring for pediatric clients of various ages.
  • Identifies learning needs of clients, develops plans and implements relevant teaching to assist the client in achieving their health goals.
    • Discuss appropriate communication skills when meeting the learning needs of pediatric clients of various ages.
    • Assess learning needs of pediatric clients and their families that assist in meeting health care goals.
    • Implement health teaching to aid client and families in meeting healthcare goals.
    • Integrate appropriate teaching and communication skills for the pediatric client and their family.
  • Collaborates with clients, families and other members of the health care team to ensure holistic, individualized care with appropriate allocation of human and material resources across the health care continuum.
    • Participate as a member of the health team in caring for selected pediatric clients.
    • Select evidence-based interventions to address diversity in providing individualized nursing care for the pediatric client of various ages and their family.
    • Explore strategies for cost effective, efficient, quality care in various pediatric settings.
  • Coordinates through direct intervention and delegation of care, the safe and accurate care of multiple clients in diverse health care settings.
    • With supervision is able to satisfactorily organize care for selected clients in the pediatric setting.
    • Able to provide safe and accurate care to selected clients and their families in various pediatric settings.
    • Maintain safety with medication administration and psychomotor skills when caring for the pediatric client.
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy Core 4 Personal Wellness Core 5 Self Management Core 6 Scientific Reasoning Core 7 Quantitative Reasoning Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 9 Global Perspective Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking