Pediatric Nursing

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Pediatric Nursing is one of the departments of the College of Nursing, which contributes understanding and orientation toward pediatric normal growth and development and pediatric diseases according to each body system.

The course is designed to be a synthesis of pediatrics with the goal of gaining knowledge theoretically and practically throughout one full-time semester.

The subject that is taught to the students in the department is two subjects in one (Human Growth and Development with Pediatric Health Nursing).

Department Vision:

Collaboration for empowerment of pediatric nurses, continued education, and professional development of pediatric nurses to expand the scope of pediatric nursing practice in Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Department Mission:

The primary mission of pediatric nursing is to assist the 3rd year students in acquiring the basic knowledge, concepts, and understanding of the health problems associated with stages of growth and development and to provide the students with the opportunity to deal with normal and sick children. Students are trained in various settings: a health center for monitoring growth and immunizations; an oncology hospital for blood diseases among children; a pediatric teaching hospital for medical and surgical disease among children; a newborn intensive care unit; and a child rehabilitation center.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:


  1. Identify the growth and development characteristics of children in different age groups.
  2. Provide health care for children in different age groups and identify the basic child needs (age related needs and concerns).
  3. Assess the child physically.
  4. Discuss nutritional assessment and figure out the child with nutritional problems.
  5. Utilize the nursing process to deal with a child’s health problems.
  6. Identify medical and surgical diseases that influence children at different age groups.
  7. Provide family health education.
  8. Provide nursing care for newborns and premature infants.
  9. Identify complications and their management for high-risk neonates.
  10. Apply preventive measures to control disease among children.

Study Methods:

– For classroom teaching, a data display, whiteboard, and marker are used with directing questions that need critical thinking and brain storming.

-For practice, the students will be exposed to all those fields that have been taught inside the classrooms, and then field reports will be requested.


English language is mainly used for the teaching process in the department.


Pediatric Nursing: Is a Combination of Two Subjects: Human Growth and Development and Pediatric Health Nursing

  • Theory (6 hours).
  • practice (8 hours).
  • Project (2 hours).
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