Pediatric Nursing
Pediatric Nursing

Pediatric Nursing

by Brian Alverson, MD, Paula Ruedebusch, Jackie Calhoun, DNP, CPNP-AC, CCRN u.a.

Pediatric nursing comprises care for newborns up to individuals who are 21 years of age, depending on the clinical setting (although 18 years of age is considered a more traditional cutoff).

It’s important to understand the anatomical and physiological differences between pediatric patients and adults. There can even be great variation in physiology among the different age groups, such as infants versus school-age children. Pediatric nurses need to be aware of the important changes that occur in areas like the kidneys or the airway in patients of different age groups.

In this course, you will be introduced to the basics of pediatric nursing, the assessment skills for pediatric patients, pediatric growth and development, and the wide variety of pathophysiologies that affect the different pediatric age groups.

Course Details

  • Videos 223
  • Duration 19:07 h
  • Quiz questions 563
  • Concept Pages 28


Your Educators of course Pediatric Nursing

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is the Residency Director at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and a Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Until 2022, he has been a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.

He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

 Paula Ruedebusch

Paula Ruedebusch

Dr. Paula Ruedebusch is a Family Nurse Practitioner, Researcher, and Teacher in Colorado, USA.
She obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the University of Colorado in 2012, and Master's Degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Previously, she was Assistant Professor at Seattle Pacific University from 2017 to 2020.
Due to her achievements, she earned the Seattle Pacific University Graduate Teaching Award in 2018 (SPU Graduate School), and was nominated for the UW Distinguished Teaching Award in 2016 (University of Washington).
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ruedebusch teaches courses on Pediatric Nursing.

 Jackie Calhoun, DNP, CPNP-AC, CCRN

Jackie Calhoun, DNP, CPNP-AC, CCRN

Dr. Jackie Calhoun is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She also works as a Pediatric Critical Care Nurse Practitioner in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

She graduated as a Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (PNP) from Rush University in Chicago, Illinois in 2013, and completed her DNP in Health Systems Executive Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh in 2020. Besides her responsibilities at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Calhoun is involved in a number of different professional organizations, including NAPNAP and SCCM. Furthermore, Dr. Calhoun serves as an item writer for the CPNP-AC certification exam.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Calhoun teaches courses on Pediatric Nursing.
 Elizabeth Stone, PHD, RN, CPEN, CHSE, FAEN

Elizabeth Stone, PHD, RN, CPEN, CHSE, FAEN

Dr. Elizabeth Stone is an Assistant Professor at UNC School of Nursing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Having obtained a PhD in Nursing Science and an MSN in Nursing Education, Dr. Stone is involved in undergraduate nursing education and serves as a pediatric clinical instructor. She is particularly interested in Pediatric Emergency Nursing and serves the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) in a variety of roles. In addition, her research interests include pediatric triage, pediatric head injury assessment, and the use of immersive media in healthcare education.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Stone teaches courses on Pediatric Nursing.
 Amy Howells, PhD, CPNP-AC/PC

Amy Howells, PhD, CPNP-AC/PC

Dr. Amy Howells is an Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Washington School of Nursing in Seattle, Washington.

She graduated as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) from the University of Texas, Houston in 2005, and practised as an instructor, later as an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed two post-master’s certificates in nursing education and acute care PNP, and finally obtained her PhD in Nursing from the same university in 2014. In 2016, she joined the University of Washington to facilitate the creation of the acute care PNP track.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Howells teaches courses on Pediatric Nursing.

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too much
By Kristina P. on 29. April 2023 for Integumentary Disorders: In a Nutshell (Pediatric Nursing)

this nutshell should have been broken up per section like in most other studies. it was information over load, and difficult to follow without mixing up.

Pediatrics/ GI Disorders
By Paulina J. on 26. April 2023 for Appendicitis: Management (Nursing)

I think she gives the information in a very dispersed way, in some parts it is very redundant and does not highlight important information that could be key in exams.

not very engaging
By Vicky N. on 23. January 2023 for Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)

no information went into my brain - I may as well used a youtube video.

Fanconi Anemia
By Silvia G. on 06. November 2022 for Fanconi Anemia (Pediatric Nursing)

Clear and concise verry well explained and presented good reources added in video (photos, graphs and also X-ray)