The LEAP Program—Learning and Education from Adult to Pediatrics—will provide participants with an introduction to pediatric nursing through course work, a shadowing opportunity and reflection time. Successful completion of this program will enable you to apply for appropriate pediatric positions.*
Participants will explore concepts of pediatric nursing including:
- Interacting with a child using a developmentally appropriate approach
- Patient- and family-centered care
- Growth and development of a child
- How to perform a thorough pediatric assessment
- Assessing and controlling pain in a child
Successful completion of the program entails:
- Attending the eight-hour Introduction to Pediatric Nursing course**
- Active participation throughout the course
- Successful completion of the written assignment
- Completion of an eight-hour unit observation and follow-up reflection within six weeks of completing the course
**Future LEAP sessions will be determined and scheduled based on FTE needs.
Questions? Call Education and Development for Nursing and Patient Care Services at (608) 263-6490. You can also view the LEAP Program Fact Sheet or print the program flier to post in your area.
Participation in this course is voluntary. Successful completion of this program will enable you to apply for appropriate pediatric positions. For adult general care nurses with at least one year of recent inpatient experience, it will waive the requirement of needing one year of pediatric experience for the pediatric general care inpatient setting. For adult intensive care unit nurses with one year of recent critical care experience, it will waive the requirement of needing one year of pediatric critical care experience. Successful completion of the program does not guarantee a position.