This course introduces the student to principles, theories and concepts of caring for children and their
families in a multicultural society. Students will study the effects of acute and chronic illness on growth and development and family dynamics. A key focus on 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. Learning opportunities for this course include classroom and supervised clinical experiences. Students will participate in discussions related to laws governing pediatric nursing practice as well as discuss the legal aspects of practice. The students will engage in health teaching and counseling in various pediatric settings.