Maternal-Child Nursing RNSG 1002

Prerequisites: ENGL 1101, BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L, MATH 1111, RNSG 1010, RNSG 1016
Corequisite: RNSG 1004

6 Credits

This course prepares students to provide patient-centered care to obstetric newborn and pediatric clients. Emphasis is placed on utilizing evidence-based and critical thinking skills in the development and implementation of a plan of care for obstetric, newborn, and pediatric clients. Family structures, psychosocial and cultural influences on childbearing and newborn families' educational needs assessment of the obstetric and newborn clients, pregnancy and childbirth, high risk pregnancies and deliveries, and conditions present in the newborn at birth are discussed. The educational needs of childrearing families, assessment of the pediatric clients, psychosocial and cultural influences on childbearing families, growth and development, and alterations in health of the pediatric client are also discussed. Concepts related to physiologic integrity, psychosocial integrity, health promotion, safety, teamwork and collaboration, and infection control are integrated with the course. Supervised inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations will provide the opportunities for the students to achieve the course competencies. This course provides opportunities for the student to acquire an adequate knowledge utilizing evidence-based practice from the biophysical sciences, humanities, growth and development, problem solving abilities and the nursing process. The impact of psychosocial and cultural values and practices of the childbearing family are explored.

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