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NSPE 7240 - Pediatric Surgical and Neurological Nursing

Nursing Specialty Pediatric Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

Building on the concepts presented in Pediatric Nursing Theory 1, students work through advanced, complex chronic and acute pediatric critical care patient presentations, while considering children’s growth and development stages and the unique physiology of the different pediatric age groups. Students will continue to develop a deeper level of understanding of pediatric pathophysiology, assessment, and decision making related to a variety of health challenges experienced by the child experiencing neurological health challenges and those requiring surgical intervention arising from acute or chronic illness. The relationship between the nurse and the child and family, will be the principles guiding the management of these children's care. Children’s experiences of illness, surgery, and hospitalization will be explored in some detail. One of the main focuses of this course is on the physiologic effects of illness and its treatment and the nurse’s role in the promotion of health and healing. Finally students will be challenged to make clinical decisions and plan care for selected critically ill individuals. Family-centred care, relational practice and inter-professional practice, professionalism, communication, collaboration and partnership are core concepts threaded throughout this and all subsequent pediatric critical care courses.

Prerequisite(s)

NSPE 7100

Credits

3.0

Cost

$826.67

Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 33095

Tue Sep 04 - Fri Nov 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Nov 23 Distance

Instructor

Tara Hodgson

Course Outline

Cost

$826.67

Notes

  1. Guided learning format.
  2. This course section is a Guided Learning (GUI) section. Students need to contact the Bookstore in order to obtain course materials for this section. This course is delivered in a paper-based format.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 48246

Mon Jan 07 - Fri Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 29 Distance

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$826.67

Notes

  1. Guided learning format.
  2. This is a GUIDEDLearning course section. Students must contact the Bookstore to order course materials for this course/section. This course is delivered in a paper-based format.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 24 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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Learning Outcomes

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:

  • Integrate principles of growth and development, knowledge of anatomy and physiology and family­centered care in the assessment and care of pediatric patients experiencing various surgical and neurological health challenges.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of the surgical event, the influence of pre-existing health conditions and the importance of the meaning of the illness, surgery and hospitalization into the plan for nursing care for children with health conditions requiring surgical intervention.
  • Identify the influence of family structure and function and the meaning of the child's illness and hospitalization to family members in the care of children with health conditions requiring surgical intervention.
  • Interpret multiple sources of information to inform clinical decision making and comprehensively assess the status of the critically ill pediatric patient experiencing various health challenges.
  • Develop communication and collaboration skills in order to establish and maintain partnerships with a multidisciplinary team, families, and pediatric patients with various health challenges.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017

Related Programs

NSPE 7240 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

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

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