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Pediatric Clinical 2 NSPE 7500

Nursing Specialty Pediatric Part-time Studies 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. The course is centered on learning activities which are flexible and enable students to obtain a tailored clinical experience. Through these learning activities, students are provided with opportunities to build on the communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and systematic inquiry skills necessary to provide child and family-centered care. In particular, clinical decision making and articulation of a personal practice framework for pediatric nursing will be emphasized. 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.


NSPE 7300





Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below is one offering of NSPE 7500 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 25923


Mon Apr 04 - Fri Jun 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 25923
  • $1177.95
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 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. Contact the Program Head at 604-412-7548 for approval to register. Students need to contact the Bookstore in order to obtain course materials. Please note: Clinical courses are non-refundable. Please contact the Program Assistant for withdrawal information.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. In this course, learners will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate independent clinical decision making in pediatric critical care nursing during the care of pediatric patients and their families.
  • Use therapeutic communication, collaboration and partnership skills in the development and maintenance of nurse-child and nurse-family member relationships.
  • Document and articulate assessment findings and patient, family, and nursing concerns in a systematic and comprehensive manner.
  • Provide competent nursing care that acknowledges and encourages collaboration with the patient, family, and other inter-professional team members.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate nursing care of pediatric patients and their families which reflects consideration of available resources, principles of growth and development, knowledge of normal and pathologic physiology, family-centered care and standards of practice.
  • Provide safe, competent, and ethical nursing care for pediatric patients and their families experiencing a variety of health challenges.
  • Describe ethical issues commonly encountered in the pediatric critical care setting and identify issues that may contribute to moral distress.
  • Participate in ethical decision making in the pediatric critical care setting.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

Pediatric Clinical 2 (NSPE 7500) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Pediatric Nursing Specialty (Standard Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time/Distance & Online Learning
  2. Specialty Nursing (Pediatric - Standard Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time/Distance & Online Learning


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