This course focuses on the development of theoretical knowledge and clinical skills involved in managing the health care of women, children, and their families in acute care and community environments. Concepts which address prevention, health promotion, disease management and therapeutic interventions for women, children, and families will be addressed. Health issues and disease processes commonly experienced by these populations will be explored. Clinical practice experiences are provided in both out-patient and acute care settings and will focus on knowledge and skills necessary for competent and compassionate care of women, children and their families within the context of their communities. Prerequisite: All 300-level NUR courses. 8.0 credits.