This course introduces the student to principles, theories and concepts of caring for children and their families in a multicultural society. Students study the effects of acute and chronic illness on growth and development and family dynamics. A key focus of this course is on health promotion, maintenance, and restoration. Integrated throughout this course is an overview of the common standards of parent/child health goals. Elements of evidence-based practice and available sources of informatics will be utilized in planning and implementing the interdisciplinary plan of care. Students participate in discussions related to laws governing pediatric nursing practice as well as the legal aspects of practice. Students engage in health teaching and counseling in various pediatric settings. Learning opportunities are presented in the classroom, simulation, and in supervised clinical experiences.