American Association of Colleges of Nursing Core Competencies

his topic will focus on children and how to assess for and address their developmental needs. The Search Institute is a nonprofit organization that conducts and applies research to promote positive youth development. In 1994, the Search Institute published “What Kids Need to Succeed” with 40 Developmental Assets for raising children. Please review the 40 Developmental Assets documents located in topic Resources.

Based on the first letter of your first name you will create a plan using the nursing process (Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation [ADPIE]) that will focus on the given age group:

A-F: 3 to 5 years – Early childhood

G-M: 5 to 9 years – Children grades K-3

N-S: 9 to 12 years – Middle childhood

T-Z: 12 to 18 years – Adolescents

Use the attached template based on your assigned age group to successfully complete the assignment from the perspective of a nurse working at your state’s Department of Human Services.

You are required to cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the past 5 years, appropriate for the assignment criteria, and relevant to nursing practice.


American Association of Colleges of Nursing Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education


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