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Pediatric Theory 4: The Actutely Ill Child NSPE 7600

Nursing Specialty Pediatric Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

Focusing on the partnership relationship between the nurse, the child, the family, and the multidisciplinary team, children with a variety of health challenges arising from serious illness are presented in a case study format in order to examine the principles guiding the management of the child’s care. This course builds on the understanding of nursing practice acquired in NSPE 7100, NSPE 7200 and NSPE 7300, by examining the pediatric nurse's role in the context of the patient's experience of selected serious illnesses. Specifically, learners will explore additional comprehensive assessment strategies, strategies to optimize oxygen supply and demand balance in seriously ill patients. Learners will be challenged to make clinical decisions and plan care for selected seriously ill children including those experiencing respiratory insufficiency, intracranial pressure, postoperative cardiac management, cardiac failure, and hemodynamic instability. The child's and family's experience of serious illness and hospitalisation will be explored in some detail.




Domestic fees


Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of NSPE 7600 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 61936


Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 61936
  • Domestic fees $925.57
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - Jun 21 N/A N/A Distance

Tara Hodgson

Course outline


Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This is a NET online learning course section. Students must contact the Bookstore to order course materials for this section. This course is delivered in an online format. On the first day of class, log in to to access your course.

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:
  • Integrate principles of growth and development, knowledge of anatomy and physiology and family­centered care in the assessment and care of pediatric patients experiencing various serious health challenges.
  • Examine pharmacologic agents commonly used to treat various health challenges to inform clinical decision making for serioulsy ill pediatric patients.
  • Describe and demonstrate techniques for safe medication administration in pediatric settings for pediatric patients experiencing various health challenges.
  • Use knowledge of unique pediatric anatomy and pathophysiology, clinical presentation and comprehensive assessment to critically analyze data, form and prioritize conclusions and plan immediate nursing care to optimize oxygen supply and demand for a pediatric patient.
  • Use communication and collaboration skills in order to establish and maintain partnerships with an inter-professional team, families, and pediatric patient with serious illnesses.
  • Develop a perspective of the child’s, adolescent’s, and family’s experience with serious illness.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

Related Programs

Pediatric Theory 4: The Actutely Ill Child (NSPE 7600) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

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


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