General Course Information for NSG315: Pediatric Nursing

Course: NSG315 - Pediatric Nursing
Textbook: For the correct edition of the textbook assigned to a specific class, go to: http://www.nutextdirect.com

Course Prerequisite(s):
Course Description: Continuing examination of the family as a unit, this course focuses on the health care needs of families with children. Emphasis is placed on the variations in health care due to behavioral, life cycle, genetic, cultural, and environmental factors. Concurrent enrollment in NSG 315A is required unless approved by the Department Chair.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe basic concepts, practices, and issues which affect the family with children and apply this knowledge to one's clinical practice safely and correctly.
  • Describe the physiologic changes of childhood and relate these changes to their health care needs.
  • Identify the psychological changes which occur during childhood and relate these changes to these health care needs of the child and family.
  • Identify the social, cultural and spiritual factors which influence the child and family health care experience.
  • Describe the impact of environmental factors in care of the child and family.
  • Identify current research findings which have implications for the care of the child and family.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (ASN) (Nevada)
    • Assume professional, ethical, and legal behavior upholding the standards of entry into the profession.
    • Assume professional, ethical, and legal behavior upholding the standards of entry into the profession.
    • Assume professional, ethical, and legal behavior upholding the standards of entry into the profession.
    • Assume professional, ethical, and legal behavior upholding the standards of entry into the profession.
    • Effectively communicate with both patients/families and other members of the healthcare team.
    • Effectively communicate with both patients/families and other members of the healthcare team.
    • Effectively communicate with both patients/families and other members of the healthcare team.
    • Effectively communicate with both patients/families and other members of the healthcare team.
    • Formulate accurate nursing diagnoses based on multiple sources of collected data while considering culturally specific and congruent care.
    • Formulate accurate nursing diagnoses based on multiple sources of collected data while considering culturally specific and congruent care.
    • Formulate accurate nursing diagnoses based on multiple sources of collected data while considering culturally specific and congruent care.
    • Formulate accurate nursing diagnosis based on multiple sources of collected data.
    • Plan, implement, and evaluate strategies related to identified nursing diagnoses.
    • Plan, implement, and evaluate strategies related to identified nursing diagnoses.
    • Plan, implement, and evaluate strategies related to identified nursing diagnoses.
    • Plan, implement, and evaluate strategies with patient-related identified nursing diagnoses.
    • Work with families across the lifespan to identify learning needs and implement teaching strategies to achieve mutually defined healthcare goals.
    • Work with families across the lifespan, identifying learning needs and culturally specific interventions to implement teaching strategies in order to achieve mutually defined health care goals.
    • Work with families across the lifespan, identifying learning needs and culturally specific interventions to implement teaching strategies in order to achieve mutually defined health care goals.
    • Work with families across the lifespan, identifying learning needs and culturally specific interventions to implement teaching strategies in order to achieve mutually defined health care goals.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations

National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:

URL: http://www.nu.edu/library.

Contact the Library:

  • RefDesk@nu.edu
  • (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
  • 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)

Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Ethics:
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Technology:
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Diversity:
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

Civility:
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures