Clinical-Pediatrics Syllabus for 2021-2022
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Jones Hall 260

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M-F: 8:30-3:30 (except when in class or clinical)

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VNSG-2161-001 Clinical-Pediatrics


Prequisites: BIOL 2401, HITT 1305, VNSG 1423, VNSG 1400, VNSG 1231, VNSG 1227, VNSG 1304, VNSG 1136, VNSG 1138 and VNSG 1260 Corequisites: VNSG 1230, VNSG 2160, VNSG 1234, VNSG 1409, VNSG 1361, VNSG 2410 and VNSG 2163

Course Description

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

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(1 sem hr; 3 clinical hrs)

Class Type


Syllabus Information


Hatfield, N. T., & Kinchelor, C. A. (2018). Introductory maternity & pediatric nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.



A clean, pressed, navy uniform with an AC badge and a navy blue jacket with an AC emblem. Supplies include, but are not limited to, textbook, drug guide, care map packet for specific clinical area, clinical portfolio, black ink pen, stethoscope, pen light, and watch with a second hand.


Student Performance

1.  Apply the nursing process to develop a care map for the pediatric patient.

2.  Assist the pediatric patient in management of illness, pain, and disease process.

3.  Identify expected growth and developmental stages and give examples in relationship to the pediatric patient.

4.  Explore the impact of family and support systems on the pediatric patient during hospitalization.

5.  Identify adverse reactions and complications of disease processes and implement appropriate nursing interventions.

6.  Implement a teaching plan to assist the pediatric patient and their family with care, inclulding anticipatory guidance.

7.  Assess religious and cultural preferences for the pediatric patient and incorporate into the care map.

8.  Identify pharmacological concepts as they pertain to the pediatric patient, including calculation of safe dosages.

9.  Apply current technology and informatics safely to enhance care of the pediatric patient.

10. Use evidence based nursing practice standards as a guide for promoting optimal health outcomes for the pediatric patient.


Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Log in using the AC Connect Portal

In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

 Students are to be prepared for the clinical setting with the appropriate supplies and materials. Cell phones and laptops are not permitted in the clinical areas. All students will adhere to clinical agency policy and procedures, including confidentialtiy. Each student will also adhere to the Amarillo College Student Handbook Policies and Procedures, the Amarillo College VN Honor Code, and the Social Networking Policy. Any violation of these policies and procedures may result in failure of the course and possible dismissal from the program.  

Grading Criteria

 Clinical grading is based on the Clinical Performance Evaluation Competencies (CPEC). 

A=100-90     B=89-80     C=79-75     D=74-60    F=less than 60 

You must have higher than a 75 average in order to pass this course. 


LEVEL II – 2161 Clinical Pediatrics

Clinical Performance Evaluation of Competencies (CPEC)




4= Meets competency independently in an exemplary manner.

3= Meets competency as expected consistently and/or requires very little supporting cues.

2= Meets competency inconsistently and/or requires occasional supporting cues.

1=Does not meets competency and/or requires frequent supporting cues and/or incomplete paperwork.

0= Does not meet competency.  Requires constant supporting cues and/or inability to perform in a safe manner.


Member of the Profession

  1.  Assumes responsibility for individual nursing practice.
  1. Arrives on time, is prepared, and seeks learning.
  2. Follows program and facility policies regarding appearance.
  3. Demonstrates a positive attitude.






  1.  Practice Vocational Nursing in an ethical and legal framework.
  1. Practice culturally sensitive nursing in a caring, nonjudgmental, nondiscriminatory manner.
  2. Promotes system-wide verbal, written, and electronic confidentiality.
  3. Respects the privacy and dignity of pediatric patients and their families.







Provider of Patient Centered Care

  1.  Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team and assumes responsibility and accountability for the quality of care provided to patients and their families.
  1. Meets Pediatric objectives for clinical each week.
  2. Performs basic nursing skills in a safe, effective manner.






  1. Meets Guidelines for completing Care Map. Detailed and complete.






  1. Meets Guidelines for completing assigned assessment tools and worksheets.
  1. Pediatric Assessment
  2. Growth and Development Sheets
  3. Completes Journaling Activity Sheet
  4. All medications are calculated for safe pediatric doses








  4.    a.  Presentation - peer reviewed research article in post conference. (Rubric)







Patient Safety Advocate

  1. Implement and maintain safe standard of practice.
  1. Uses nursing judgment to anticipate and prevent patient harm of pediatric patients.
  2. Safely performs preventive and therapeutic procedures and nursing measures including safe patient handling.
  3. Administers I.M. medications in a safe manner and calculates doses appropriately.
  4. Administers P.O. medications in a safe manner and calculates doses appropriately.







Member of the Healthcare Team

  1. Understands limits of the student nurse and functions within appropriate boundaries.
  1. Follows legal guidelines in communicating changes in patient status, including chain of command and Nursing Practice Act.
  2. Explores community resources that are available for pediatric patients and their families.
  3. Works in a self-directed manner and seeks learning.








Clinical Performance Score

Total Number of




X 12.50



X 11.13




X 9.9  



X 8.62  


0’s – any zero results in clinical failure



Clinical Warning


Class 2 subtract 5 points from final grade



Clinical Warning


Class 3 subtract 10 points from final grade




Regular attendance is necessary for satisfactory achievement. 100% clinical attendance is required, therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to attend 100%of clinical. Absences are cumulative for the semester. All clinical absences will be made up in the current semester.



Hospital based clinical is Monday and Tuesday, 0630 - 1500.



Additional Information

 Announcements and additional information will be posted on Black Board Online. It is a requirement that you have participated and finished Pedi facilitated lab prior to attending the first day of clinical.

Syllabus Created on:

01/26/22 2:51 PM

Last Edited on:

01/26/22 2:51 PM