Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

NURS 267: Pediatric Nursing Laboratory

General Information

  • Name: Pediatric Nursing Laboratory
  • Discipline: Nursing (NURS)
  • Units (Credits): 1
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Nursing and Allied Health

Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

  • Prerequisites: admission to the nursing program
  • Corequisites: NURS 266, NURS 268

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Assists students in applying knowledge, skills and concepts to the care of pediatric patients in laboratory and community settings. The course focuses on the bio/psycho/social/cultural and spiritual needs of patients, with an emphasis on maintaining a safe, effective care environment and promotion of physiological and psychosocial integrity.

II: Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of NURS 267, the student will be able to:

  • Utilize the nursing process in the care of high-risk mothers, women, infants, and their families experiencing disruptions in bio/psycho/social/cultural and spiritual needs.
  • Display accountable, safe and caring professional nursing behaviours in the provision of care for pediatric populations.
  • Implement the nurse's role in a variety of community settings including community resource referral.
  • Utilize therapeutic communication techniques that facilitate parent/child attachment while providing care to high-risk maternal/child patients and families.
  • Create teaching plans, including nutrition education for high-risk childbearing patients.
  • Provide culturally sensitive care to women and families.
  • Appropriately prioritize care for infants and children.
  • Practice within the ethical and legal parameters of the profession.
  • Document and communicate accurate information about high-risk maternal/child patients and their families.
  • Evaluate self-learning needs before, during, and after learning experiences in acute care and community settings.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science degree is to provide employment-related knowledge and the skills necessary to succeed in a chosen field of study.

The mission of the nursing program at Western Nevada College is to meet the nursing educational needs of the service area. The program prepares qualified students to function as entry-level registered nurses and transfer to higher degree programs.

Graduates are prepared to function in a variety of health care settings, providing culturally sensitive, holistic nursing care to individuals and families across the lifespan. The nursing faculty supports graduate competency in an evolving and complex health care environment by facilitating the students' development of clinical judgement, promoting professional behaviors, and fostering the value of lifelong learning.

The Nursing Program Educational Objectives ensure that students who successfully complete the Nursing Program are expected to demonstrate that they can:

  • Utilize the nursing process in a competent and caring manner to safely meet the bio/psycho/social/cultural and spiritual needs of patients across the lifespan in a variety of health care settings.
  • Integrate knowledge derived from the bio/psycho/social sciences, humanities, and nursing to achieve deliberative and competent decision-making that is grounded in evidence based practice to achieve best practice outcomes.
  • Apply concepts of cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity and respect for persons when working with diverse populations.

Additionally, the General Education Student Learning Objectives ensure that students who complete programs in occupational areas are expected to demonstrate that they:

  • Have college-level skills in reading, writing, and oral communication appropriate to their degree and/or emphasis
  • Posses suitable technological skills, including computer skills
  • Know the subject matter of their degree to a level that is acceptable to their area of study
  • Are able to acquire the skills and perform the tasks necessary for their employment or career enhancement
  • Have adequate college level mathematical skills


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