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Child and Adolescent Health for Nurses

To enable Registered Nurses to further develop knowledge and skills related to the holistic assessment of children and adolescents, and to integrate this knowledge into practice.

Course Code GCHE703
Level 7
Credits 5


Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of developmentally appropriate communication with children, adolescents and their families/whānau.

Examine the key determinants of youth specific physical, mental health, and cultural well-being by utilising the HEEADSSS framework.

Critically reflect on issues commonly seen in the primary healthcare setting, including mental health issues, which impact the health of young people.

Examine assessment and management of pain in children and young people.

Delivered as part of the following programmes