Semester: Fall, Spring
Prerequisites: Credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 433.
Catalog Description: Synthesis of pediatric knowledge and the application of the nursing process in the care of ill children and their families.
The main focus of this course is the application of age and diagnosis appropriate nursing strategies in the care of infants, children and teens with acute and chronic illness. Attention is also given to the family as a part of the care delivery team.
This is a practicum course that meets one day/week at Hasbro Children's Hospital. In addition to being responsible for assessment and direct patient care, learning includes high fidelity simulation, written patient care assignments, pre and post conference discussions, and personal journaling.
The topics covered in the course include:
This course is taught by multiple instructors, please refer to the URI Course Schedule.
This is a required course that gives the senior nursing student the opportunity to work as a member of the health care team caring for sick infants, children, and adolescents. The information learned in this course will enable the student to deliver optimal nursing care to children as well as to be able to assess the needs of children as family members when caring for adults.