Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this course is to help nurses working with adolescents understand their normal growth and development. This course will review a developmental approach to increase resiliency and improve the health outcomes of adolescents. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the parameters of normal pubertal development in terms of sequence and tempo
  • Identify the developmental tasks of adolescents
  • Describe the effects of physical changes on psychosocial development
  • Discuss the cognitive changes that occur during adolescence
  • Describe the nutritional requirements to support adolescent growth
  • Identify the principles of resiliency in promoting healthy development
  • Describe the parameters of consent and confidentiality in adolescence
  • Identify communication techniques that are effective with adolescents
  • Take a social history

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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