This course covers scientific knowledge enabling students to develop their own approach to care of pediatrics and their families. Growth and development theories will be explored as a basis of understanding health care needs of well and sick children. This course addresses the prevention of illnesses and accidents, common pediatric health problems, and communicable diseases. This is achieved through utilizing the nursing process, problem solving techniques, critical thinking skills, and family centered approached in the provision of empowered care. Pre-requisite: NURS310.