Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this educational program is to provide nurses in acute care with information about adolescents. After taking this course, you should 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.
  • Describe how to take a social history.

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC 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.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.