Course Abstract Details

XNURS-217, Maternal Child Health Nursing

Credits: 4

Course Description

NURS-217, Maternal Child Health Nursing, introduces the study of childbirth and alterations in female reproductive health in the family client system. Normal conditions and complications of childbirth, as well as the study of the pediatric client system experiencing acute alterations in wellness are addressed. The Neuman Systems Model is the framework for the study of family client systems in lecture, in the campus laboratories, and in acute and community settings. Prerequisites: NURS-211. Corequisites: NURS-212. Thirty four hours of lecture, six hours of laboratory and seventy two hours of clinical experience each semester. Four credits. Four billable hours. Offered Fall semester only. Additional $100 fee required.


Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate in the clinical setting, in individual, and group conferences, in written communications, and on written examinations a continuing knowledge of the concepts of professional nursing. The student will:

1. Practice nursing within an established theoretical framework, the Neuman Systems Model, at the generalist level for the client system across the lifespan and with any degree of alteration in wellness, with assistance. (TSLO RN1)

2. Use the nursing process to prioritize nursing care for the client system experiencing stressors from the internal and external environment as a means of decision-making for refining and evaluating practice, with assistance. (TSLO RN2; GE3)

3. Use critical thinking and applied theories, principles, evidenced-based nursing, and concepts in making decisions to assist the client system to attain, maintain and retain stability, with assistance. (TSLO RN3; GE2)

4. Provide safe, competent nursing care to the client system building upon the knowledge taught in prerequisite nursing courses. (TSLO RN4; GE3; GE5)

5. Implement comprehensive therapeutic communication skills, both written and verbal, when interacting with the client system and members of the health care team during primary, secondary and tertiary preventions, with assistance. (TSLO RN5; GE1)

6. Provide a client teaching plan to strengthen normal and flexible lines of defense in the client, with assistance. (TSLO RN6; GE5)

7. Demonstrate through practice, the legal and ethical parameters while caring for the client system that is retaining, attaining, and/or maintaining the goal of system stability. (TSLO RN7; GE7)

8. Analyze the impact of one?s own behaviors, attitudes, and values in helping the client system deal with physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables. (TSLO RN8; GE6; GE7)

9. Demonstrate accountability for decision-making related to nursing by internalizing professional workforce behaviors. (TSLO RN9; GE7)

10. Demonstrate commitment to continued learning by self-directed learning, professional growth, and professional organization membership. (TSLO RN10; GE7)

11. Delegate care of the client system to appropriately prepared health care personnel. (TSLO RN11)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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