Catalog 2017-2018 
    Nov 27, 2021  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 221 Nursing & the Childbearing Family

3 credits
This course focuses on normal growth and development and nursing needs of the child-bearing family from pre-conception through infancy while presenting a holistic approach to the culturally diverse families. Nursing care related to other aspects of the reproductive system (STDs, Family Planning) is also included.

Prerequisites: NURS 131 , NURS 132 .

Corequisites: NURS 222 .

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Holistically care for self, patients, colleagues, and community within an ethical, legal, and diverse framework within the scope of practice of the RN
    • Describe the evolution, scope, and professional roles of maternal and child health in nursing
    • Integrate knowledge of trends in maternal and child healthcare with the nursing process to achieve an understanding of quality nursing care (QSEN: Evidence-based Practice)
    • Identify characteristics of the full term newborn (QSEN: Patient Centered Care)
    • Identify changes that may occur in family dynamics as a result of the birth of a child(QSEN: Patient Centered Care) (GO: Critical Thinking)
    • Use knowledge of diverse cultures to effectively manage care in the childbearing family (GO: Intercultural Appreciation)
  • Demonstrate competency in educating and communicating with patients, families, interdisciplinary teams, and systems with a focus on quality health care and promotion and functional patient outcomes
    • Describe the impact that cultural diversity has on family structure, function, and family roles (GO: Communication)
    • Describe family structure and health (QSEN: Patient Centered Care)
  • Implement the nursing care process to demonstrate safe, competent and evidenced based care within a variety of settings using appropriate tools and technologies
    • Use information technology to formulate nursing diagnoses related to family health (QSEN: Informatics) (GO: Information Technology)
    • Formulate nursing diagnoses related to health care teaching appropriate for the childbearing family (GO: Critical Thinking)
  • Utilize clinical reasoning skills to synthesize patient assessment data, scientific knowledge, and pharmacology to safely manage a rapidly changing health care status
    • Use critical thinking to identify areas of care that could benefit from nursing research (GO: Critical Thinking)
    • Use critical thinking to analyze ways that a client’s reproductive and sexual health can be improved for healthier child bearing and adult health (GO: Critical Thinking)
    • Describe complications of pregnancy that place a pregnant woman and her fetus at high risk (QSEN: Patient Centered Care)
    • Identify nursing actions related to care of the high risk pregnant woman and the high risk newborn (GO: Critical Thinking)
  • Provide leadership to effectively collaborate and delegate with patient, family, interdisciplinary, systems administration and the wider community
    • Demonstrate increased self-motivation in seeking new learning experiences

Total Hours: 30 Lecture Hours: 30