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College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 2375 - Childhood & Family Nursing Clinical

Credit Hours: 1.50

Prerequisites: Admission into the Nursing Program; NURS 2255  and NURS 2265  all with grade C or better, or grade Pass (if the course is a Pass/Fail course)

Corequisites: NURS 2346  and NURS 2356  

(formerly NURS 2365)

This patient and family-centered clinical course helps students develop skills in providing and managing nursing pediatric care. Using the nursing process, students will develop critical thinking, communication skills, application of technology, and professional responsibility while safely caring for pediatric patients with various problems. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Students are required to pass this course to progress in the program.

Billable Contact Hours: 4.5

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Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

  1. The student can demonstrate critical thinking by applying the nursing process to provide safe, culturally appropriate, patient‐centered care.

Course Outcome: 1. The student can manage the delivery of care based on the priority needs of the pediatric patient and family through appraisal of the nursing process.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will demonstrate competence in assessment/data collection (i.e., labs, diagnostics, medications, etc).
  2. The student will develop/document/prioritize nursing diagnoses base on assessment data.
  3. The student will develop outcomes that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time‐limited.
  4. The student will formulate with the patient/family a plan of care that prescribes evidence‐based interventions to attain identified patient outcomes.
  5. The student will identify drug effects and nursing interventions appropriate to the medication for assigned patients.
  6. The student will correctly compute and safely administer drugs.
  7. The student will perform nursing interventions safely, in a timely manner.
  8. The student will provide care with sensitivity and respect for human diversity.
  9. The student will evaluate the patient’s progress toward identified outcomes.
  10. The student will revise the nursing plan of care as indicated.

Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

  1. The student can communicate effectively with patients, families, and the interdisciplinary healthcare team.

Course Outcome: 2. The student can collaborate and manage therapeutic communication within the pediatric healthcare environment.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will document accurately, completely, and consistently on all patient records and assignments.
  2. The student will report changes in the patient’s condition promptly to the instructor and the RN.
  3. The student will communicate therapeutically with the patient and family.
  4. The student will communicate patient care issues with other health care professionals.
  5. The student will teach the patient, family, and groups based on identified learning needs.

Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

  1. The student can demonstrate professionalism in his/her practice.

Course Outcome: 3. The student can analyze the qualities and behaviors of the professional nurse in the pediatric setting.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will maintain confidentiality of information.
  2. The student will practice within the ethical and legal framework of nursing (ANA Scope and Standard of Practice).
  3. The student will promptly report unsafe, illegal, or inappropriate incidents to faculty and/or staff.
  4. The student will maintain professional appearance, attitude, and conduct.
  5. The student will recognize own limitations, seek assistance from faculty/staff, and assume responsibility for own learning and professional growth.
  6. The student will be receptive to and use constructive feedback to improve performance.

Program Outcome/Student Learning Outcome:

  1. The student can utilize technology appropriately in planning and providing nursing care.

Course Outcome: 4. The student can demonstrate the ability to problem-solve the use of technology within the pediatric healthcare setting.

Course Objectives:

  1. The student will use patient care equipment safely.
  2. The student will utilize technology to obtain and record relevant patient data including nursing care and patient response.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Introduction to Childhood and Family Nursing Clinical
    1. Student orientation
    2. Professional appearance, attitude, and conduct
    3. Review of course requirements: measures of assessment and clinical evaluation
    4. Physical and psychosocial assessment
    5. Developmental and cultural assessment 
    6. Pediatric dosage calculations and safe medication administration
    7. Accurate and timely documentation
    8. Effective communication
    9. Introduction to Child Life Services
    10. Interdisciplinary collaboration
    11. Nursing process
    12. Patient and/or family education
  2. Growth and Development
    1. Growth measurements and growth charts
    2. Stages of development
    3. Learning and coping mechanisms (ie..play and diversional activities)
    4. Childhood fears
    5. Safety
    6. Nutrition
  3. Human Patient Simulation
  4. Community Services 
    1. Support groups
    2. School-based nursing

Primary Faculty
Bartoy, Julie
Secondary Faculty
Sawyer, Linda
Associate Dean
Shaw, Andrea
Mirijanian, Narine

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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