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Pediatric Clinical 1 NSPE 7300

Nursing Specialty Pediatric Course

Course details

In this 3 week preceptorship course, students develop and begin to enact their role in pediatric nursing by exploring the pediatric environment and assessing influences pertaining to pediatric patient and family health. Students will focus on applying and integrating theory and frameworks from the preceding courses, developing comprehensive assessment skills and applying this knowledge in the care of pediatric patients and their families. Students will use this knowledge to provide nursing care for pediatric patients experiencing selected health problems such as respiratory distress, cardiac failure, acute gastrointestinal illness, neurological illnesses and mental health challenges. In this experience students focus on applying theory related to oxygen supply and demand, comprehensive assessment, monitoring skills and clinical decision making. Working in partnership with patients, students have an opportunity to develop an understanding of patients' experiences of illness. Students will work with preceptors to promote safe, competent, and ethical nursing care. In addition, students will develop and foster collaborative relationships with patients, families, colleagues, instructors, and other health care providers. The core concepts of family-centred care and relational practice are threaded throughout pediatric course.


  • 75% in NSPE 7200
  • Registration with the Provincial Nursing Regulatory College and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Level C or Level Health Care Provider (HCP).





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of NSPE 7300 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 31830


Tue Sep 05 - Fri Nov 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 31830
  • $1227.22
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 05 - Nov 24 N/A N/A Other

Tara Hodgson

Course outline




Important information
  1. Clinical lab format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. This is a clinical course. Department Approval is required for registration into this course. Contact the Program Head at 604-412-7548. This course is delivered in a paper-based format. Students need to obtain their couse materials from the Bookstore.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

As a healthcare practitioner, you are expected to follow professional standards of practice throughout all SN programs and courses. In this course, you will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership, professionalism, and clinical decision-making. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Perform comprehensive assessments on pediatric patients in a systematic manner.
  • Document and articulate assessment findings and patient and nursing concerns in a systematic and comprehensive manner.
  • Provide competent nursing care to pediatric patients and their families that acknowledges and encourages collaboration with the patient, their families and other health care providers.
  • Provide safe, competent, and ethical nursing care for pediatric patients experiencing alterations in oxygen supply and demand for selected critical illnesses such as respiratory failure, cardiac failure, acute gastrointestinal illness and instability.
  • Provide safe, competent, and ethical nursing care for pediatric patients with experiencing anticipatory pain or situational pain.
  • Initiate peripheral IV therapy, manage complex infusions, manage complications of central lines, and administer IV direct medications to pediatric patients.
  • Assess learning needs of pediatric patients/families and provide instructions to help them learn the required knowledge and skills to manage illness and health.
  • Safely prepare, administer and monitor medications for pediatric patients.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

Related Programs

Pediatric Clinical 1 (NSPE 7300) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Pediatric Nursing Specialty (Anesthesia Care Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Pediatric Nursing Specialty (Standard Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  3. Specialty Nursing (Pediatric - Standard Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time


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