Focuses on family dynamics and use of the nursing process across the family life span.
PREREQUISITES: NU 307, NU 308, and NU 334
APPLICABLE PROGRAM OUTCOMES:
The Bachelor of Science nursing graduate will be able to:
* Apply critical thinking and problem solving to provide nursing care, which promotes holism and adaptation by discovering research questions, critically analyzing research, and applying research to practice. * Incorporate the principles of communication, client education, and client advocacy into practice. * Evaluate career choices within the nursing profession based on emerging skills and personal strengths and abilities. * Display behaviors as a member of the profession of nursing based on standards of practice and professional codes of ethics to: * assume accountability for own nursing practice * practice within ethical and legal frameworks
At the successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Critical thinking is reflected in the clinical decisions during bed side nursing and documentation of patient cares. 2. Demonstrate appropriate communication techniques used to teach and assess children and their families. 3. Demonstrate cultural competence in planning, implementing, and managing care for the maternal and child population while using evidence based practice. 4. Use evidence based practice and scholarly journals that apply to the childbearing and pediatric population. Students will use online technology to find information. 5. Identify principles/theories of family development and family dynamics and apply these to selected case studies and clinical settings. 6. Identify concepts of growth and development across the life span and throughout the wellness-illness continuum. 7. Apply the adaptation nursing process in the care of families in a variety of settings toward the goal of promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health. 8. Demonstrate understanding of the concepts of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice through interactions with clients, families, and health care staff. 9. Provide professional nursing care for the childbearing and child rearing family that is caring, goal-directed, and therapeutic. 10. Discuss ethical/legal behaviors related to the care of the childbearing and pediatric population. 11. Practice safety measures and environmental control in regard to the pediatric,