Paediatric Nursing

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Paediatric Nursing - Specialty Short Course for Professional Development

About the Course

The aim of this 40 hour specialty short course is to provide an educational introduction of paediatric nursing to experienced registered nurses. It also provides newly qualified graduate nurses with introductory educational opportunities specific to the role of the paediatric nurse, and therefore facilitates professional growth and development in this specialised field of nursing.


This course is open to all nurses in Australia or overseas

Topics included

  • Introduction to paediatric nursing
  • Growth and development – principles and assessment, paediatric assessment
  • Assessment and management of hospitalised children with respiratory conditions, cardiovascular conditions, gastrointestinal conditions, musculoskeletal conditions, endocrine and metabolic conditions, neurologic conditions, hematologic conditions and children with cancer

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course the students are expected be able to:

  • Understand the principles and scope of paediatric nursing
  • Describe the assessment skills required for paediatric nursing practice
  • Describe the pathophysiology, care and management of conditions encountered in a paediatric setting
  • Develop knowledge, problem solving ability and aptitude for safe and effective paediatric nursing practice
  • Understand the legal and ethical issues relevant to paediatric nursing
  • Understand the psychosocial needs of the hospitalised child and their family

On successful completion of course, students will receive a certificate of completion and 40 CPD hours

* Students are advised to reconfirm their CPD hours depending on country of registration.

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