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NURS 232 / NUPR 232 Child and Adolescent Nursing: Home

Formerly NURS 233 and NURS 234

NURS 232 / NUPR 232 Course Descriptions


NURS 232: This course introduces students to the basic concepts in health promotion and nursing management of children and adolescents. Emphasis is placed on the development of knowledge and skills in the management of common disorders and health problems from infancy to adolescence.

NUPR 232: Students utilize the nursing process and concepts of health promotion and nursing management. Emphasis is on the management of common disorders and health problems  from infancy to adolescence.

Multimedia Resources and Journals


Growth and Development. [videodisc] (2006). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Human development: Birth to 2 1/2 years. (2007). [videodisc]. Irvine, CA: Concept Media.

Human development: 6 to 12 years. (2007). [videodisc]. Irvine, CA: Concept Media.

Discovery Health Channel. (2000). Pediatrics. [videorecording] Bethesda, MD.: Discovery Communicatio


Search CINAHL and Medline for authoritative current journal articles.

Some of the best journals in the field include:

MCN: The Journal of Maternal Child Nursing

Pediatric Nursing

Paediatric Nursing

Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing

Journal of Pediatric Nursing

Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing

NURS 234 / 235 Reference Resources and Reading List

Related Library Book Call Numbers

RJ 45 RJ 100s RJ 245


Hockenberry, M. J., Wilson, D., & Rodgers,  C. C. (2018). Wong's nursing care of infants and children. (11th ed.). Mosby. ISBN 978-0323-549394 Previous edition: HBL RJ245 W47 2015

Nursing Reference Center       

New search: NRC+ includes e-books under the tab PRACTICE RESOURCES: drug handbook, care plan book, medical-surgical textbook.NRC+ includes nursing skills videos. View introductory video.


An evidence-based point of care resource with complete information about every disease and disorder. Useful for comprehensive information on medical specialties such as Child and Adolescent Medicine including links to full text articles, patient handouts, and guidelines. 

Updated Supplementary Resources

Adams, E.D. & Towle, M.A. (2009). Pediatric nursing care. Pearson/Prentice Hall.

Ball, J. W. & Bindler, R.C. (2007). Pediatric nursing: Caring for children. (4th ed.). Prentice Hall.

Browne, N. et. al. (Eds.). (2007). Nursing care of the pediatric surgical patient. (2nd ed.). Jones & Bartlett.

Burns, C.E. (2009). Pediatric primary care: A handbook for nurse practitioners. (4th ed.). Saunders.

Chiocca, E. (2010). Advanced pediatric assessment. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (on order) 

Wong, D.L. (2001). Wong's essentials of pediatric nursing. (6th ed.). Mosby.

World Health Organization. (2009). WHO child growth standards: Growth velocity based on weight, length and head circumference, methods and development

Supplementary Readings

Allen, P.J. (2004). Primary care of the child with a chronic condition. (4th ed.). Elsevier-Mosby.

Behrman, R.E. (2004). Nelson textbook of pediatrics. (17th ed.). Elsevier W.B. Saunders.

Betz, C.L. & Sowden, L.A. (2000). Mosby's pediatric nursing reference. (4th ed.). Mosby.

Bindler, R.M. (2005). Pediatric drug guide. Prentice-Hall. 

Feldman, R.S. (1999). Child Development: A topical approach. Prentice-Hall.

Hobart, C. & Frankel, J. (2004). A practical guide to child observation and assessment. (3rd ed.). S. Thornes.

Hockenberry, M.J. & Wong, D.L. (2004) Wong's clinical manual of pediatric nursing. (6th ed.).  Mosby.

Luxner, K.L. & Jaffe, M.S. (2005). Delmar's pediatric nursing care plans. (3rd ed.). Delmar Learning.

Pediatric nursing made incredibly easy. (2005). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Williams, C. & Asquith, J. (2000). Paediatric intensive care nursing. Churchill Livingstone.

Wise, B.V. (2000). Nursing care of the general pediatric surgical patient. Aspen.

Nursing & Allied Health Sciences Librarian / Graduate Studies and Research Liaison Librarian

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