Identification and exploration of current issues and trends in nursing. Emphasis is on economic, ethical, legal, political, social, and technological forces affecting nursing practice. Professional nursing concepts, levels of nursing proficiency and career planning are examined.
The caring process with an emphasis on the nursing process is applied to the care of children who are both well and experiencing illness. A family-centered approach is developed. Assessment, teaching, and guidance are used to support and promote optimal health for the child within the family.