Paediatric Health Assessment (CVNU 113 and CVNU 114)

nurse smiling at a paediatric patientPaediatric Health Assessment (CVNU 113) and Paediatric Health Assessment Workshop (CVUP 114) are designed to provide nurses with the opportunity to broaden their expertise with system-specific assessment approaches across all paediatric developmental stages and diverse healthcare needs. These courses will build on nurses’ existing health assessment expertise by providing advanced knowledge and specific skills for the assessment of infants, children, and adolescents.

Who Should Enrol

  • registered nurses who are currently working in the field of paediatrics, or work with children as part of their practice
  • registered nurses who have completed a university-equivalent health assessment course

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an expanded knowledge of paediatric assessment, including key points to address in the health history and review of systems across developmental stages
  • differentiate between normal and abnormal assessment findings
  • recognize the implications of diversity for paediatric health assessment
  • participate in e-learning activities such as online discussions, reflective questions, and case studies

Course Delivery

Students will be required to take Paediatric Health Assessment (CVNU 113), in order to be eligible to take the one-day Paediatric Health Assessment Workshop (CVNU 114), held at the state-of-the-art SickKids Simulation Lab. For scheduling details and to enrol, please visit Paediatric Health Assessment (CVNU 113) and Paediatric Health Assessment Workshop (CVUP 114).

About Our Course Development Team

Contributions during course development were made by nurse practitioners and advanced nursing educators working at SickKids and faculty expertise was provided by the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at Ryerson University. The coordination and distance development was provided by The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.

Ready to Enrol?

If you are interested in enrolling, please contact us.


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