This course incorporates a holistic approach to addressing the needs of the child and family along the health-illness continuum. This course will address the foundations, principles and concepts of the child and family. The student will utilize the nursing process to provide culturally competent care of children from infancy through adolescence. It places emphasis on the application of knowledge of growth and development patterns at various stages with the focus on the child as part of a family unit. The course will utilize lecture, clinical experiences, textbook readings, current web-based resources, journaling, simulation and concept mapping. Lecture two hours per week, lab one hour per week.