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Pediatric Emergency Clinical NSER 7630

Nursing Specialty Emergency Course

Course details

Nurses develop and begin to enact their role in pediatric emergency nursing by exploring an emergency environment and assessing influences pertaining to pediatric patient and family health. Students will apply reflective practice to their role as pediatric emergency nurses. Building upon theory and frameworks from the preceding courses, nurses focus on developing comprehensive assessment skills and applying this knowledge in the care of pediatric patients and their families. A focus of this clinical experience is effective clinical decision making in the context of simple, non-acute through to more advanced acute pediatric patient presentations. In addition, nurses will develop and foster collaborative relationships with patients, families, colleagues, instructors, and other health care providers. The development of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, and communication skills will be emphasized throughout this course. This clinical rotation may be instructor led or preceptor based.






Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of NSER 7630 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 49691


Tue Sep 05 - Fri Nov 24 (5 weeks)

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 49691
  • $1528.31
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 05 - Nov 24 N/A N/A Other

Matt Thacker

Course outline




Important information
  1. Clinical lab format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Department approval required for this course. Please contact for approval to register.

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 emergency nursing assessments on pediatric patients of all ages.
  • Facilitate an appropriate and safe environment to perform assessments and interventions on children using developmentally appropriate strategies.
  • Demonstrate clinical decision making that integrates appropriate sources of data, various sources of knowledge, and the unique perspective and meaning of experience pediatric emergency patients and their families (or caregivers).
  • Demonstrate an ability to determine the needs of pediatric patients and their families experiencing complex health care concerns.
  • Articulate assessment findings (both verbally and in writing) in a comprehensive and systematic manner.
  • Develop and utilize interpersonal and communication skills in order to establish partnerships with children, their families (or caregivers), and other members of the health care team.
  • Demonstrate personal and professional growth in clinical practice through reflection on pediatric emergency nursing practice.
  • Incorporate the tenets of patient and family centered care (PFCC) into emergency nursing care.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

Related Programs

Pediatric Emergency Clinical (NSER 7630) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Emergency Nursing Specialty (Pediatric Emergency Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Pediatric Emergency Nursing Specialty
    Advanced Certificate Part-time


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