Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 to 4:20 p.m.
Course Objectives: Students in this course will have the opportunity to:
1. Integrate developmental concepts in providing holistic care to children / child-rearing families
I. A, B; II. A. 2; III.B.7; III. C.2, 3; III. D. 1-18; IV. B.1,5
2. Use the nursing process to assist children / child-rearing families to achieve optimal health and wellness
I. A, D; III.A.3; III. D. 1-18
A1a-d; e-s; A2a-l, m-o; A2d, f, h-I; A4f-k; A5a, c;
3. Integrate trans-cultural nursing concepts and principles in delivery of health care to children and child-rearing families
I. A, H; II.A.1; II.C.1
III. C.6; IV. B.4; IV. E. 1,2
A1j-k, n, q, t-u; B1d
4. Apply current research findings in caring for children / child-rearing families
I. C; III.A.2; IV. C.1; V. A. 1,5
A2l; A3u, gg; A5h-i
5. Apply teaching-learning theories that optimize the child / child-rearing family’s potential for wellness
I. F; II.B.3; III.B.1, 10; IV. A.4,9
6. Examine the role of the nurse specific to the child / child-rearing family
I. G; II.B.1, IV. D.1; IV. G. 1, 5
7. Evaluate professional accountability in light of trends in pediatric nursing
I. A, E, J, K; III.A.4; IV. D. 3,6; V.C. 1,2,6
C1a, c-d; C3e
Hockenberry, M. a. (2009). Wong's Essentials of Pediatric Nursing. (8th Ed.) St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN: 9780323053532
Springhouse. (2006). Pediatric Facts Made Incredibly Quick (1st Ed.). Lippincott, Willliams, and
Wilkins. ISBN: 9781608311002
* N.B. Grades will not be rounded
* N.B. Students must pass both the content knowledge and clinical components to pass the course.
Response timeline: Just as students take several courses and are not expected to access the online portion of this course daily (it is a face to face course), Faculty will be available via course email, via phone, and in person. Students may expect a response to email within 3 business days. Every effort is made to respond much more quickly. Occasionally emails are overlooked. If you do not receive a response to an email within 3 business days, please contact the faculty again.
Email etiquette: Email correspondence should have a salutation. Emails that do not have one may be deleted without response.
Cheating may be defined in several ways. It includes, but is not limited to the use of test banks (stolen or purchased) or professor’s exams to prepare for an exam/quiz. Discussion of exam/quiz questions with another student before or during an exam/quiz is considered cheating. If faculty believes an exam/quiz has been compromised, the grade will be dropped and the remaining grades will be weighted appropriately to achieve a 100%.
Exams & Quizzes:
Students should arrive promptly and with appropriate supplies (pencil, a four function calculator and red 100 item scantron®). Only required test taking supplies will be allowed in the testing area (hats, water bottles, and snacks, etc. are not permitted). Personal belongings must be placed at the front of the classroom. A student who is unable to take an exam at the scheduled time must notify the course coordinator via course email before the scheduled exam. Failure to do so may result in a zero for that exam. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the faculty to schedule a make-up exam. Make-up exams must be scheduled within 5 business days of the original exam date. Make up exams may not follow the same format as the original exam. Grades will not be released until all students have taken the exam.
Additional Course Requirements:
American Disabilities Act:
Midwestern State University (MSU) does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s disability and complies with Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act in its admission, accessibility and employment of individuals in programs and activities. MSU provides academic accommodations, physical accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic and employment requirements. A student requiring academic or physical accommodations should call the office for assistance at (904) 397- 4618. A student requiring physical accommodations that will impact their ability to perform tasks in the clinical areas (i.e. like lifting patients) must provide a written accommodation plan to the course faculty 2 weeks prior to their first clinical day. The student may not attend clinical until the course faculty has provided them a response in writing that the clinical facility has determined that they are able to meet the students need for physical accommodations. A student may not request physical accommodations at the clinical site if a plan has not been filed.
N.B. The faculty reserves the right to recommend to the Chair, Wilson School of Nursing and the Dean, College of Health Sciences & Human Services withdrawal of a student from the nursing program for health, legal, professional, or academic reasons, particularly if patient care is jeopardized. In addition, the student must perform within the ANA Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
Students are encouraged to attend all lectures. Students may be dropped from the course for excessive absences per University policy.
Board Of Nursing (BON) Requirements
Students are expected to be compliant with current CPR certification, immunizations, TB testing, health and liability insurance, drug screen and criminal background checks, throughout the semester.