Sri Lanka has a high rate of New-born babies delivered prematurely or children who are suffering from health problems such as birth defects, infections, or heart deformities and other diseases. As hospitals invest more and expand on specialised paediatric units such as NICUs and more wards dedicated to caring for children, the need for nurses specialised in this area are required. This course will contribute to the training of nurses to manage specifically paediatric patients whilst working to improve the standards of care in both the public and private sector hospitals in Sri Lanka.
The course incorporates the nursing concepts of health patterns applied to the child with normal and alterations in health. Emphasis is on the needs of the child from one month to adolescence.