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

NURS 222 Nursing & the Childbearing Family Practicum

3 credits
Registered Nurse student care experience with mothers, newborns, and families. Students acquire cultural awareness and information literacy pertaining to the new family unit.

Prerequisites: NURS 131 , NURS 132 .

Corequisites: NURS 221 .

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Intercultural Appreciation.

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 scope and advancement of the RN role in maternal and child nursing
  • 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
    • Recognize factors that place a pregnant woman and her fetus at high risk for complications
    • Provide education to assist the diverse family with adapting to changes (GO: Intercultural Appreciation)
    • State nursing diagnoses related to health care teaching appropriate for the childbearing family (QSEN: Evidence-based Practice)
  • Implement the nursing care process to demonstrate safe, competent and evidence- based care within a variety of settings using appropriate tools and technologies
    • Develop nursing interventions appropriate to findings and diagnosis (GO: Critical Thinking)
    • Develop, implement, and evaluate teaching skills to improve client’s reproductive and sexual health (GO: Critical Thinking)
    • Use information technology to integrate trends in maternal and child healthcare with the nursing process to achieve quality nursing care (QSEN: Informatics) (GO: Information Literacy)
    • Assess a family for structure, function, and family roles in relationship to health, recognizing characteristics that require intervention
    • Formulate nursing diagnoses related to family health (GO: Critical Thinking)
    • Apply knowledge of nursing process in the acute care setting to provide competent nursing care to the childbearing family including the high-risk pregnant woman and newborn (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 assessment skills to gather data regarding the childbearing family and communicate this data to the health care team (GO: Critical Thinking)
    • Use critical thinking to identify areas of care that could benefit from nursing research
  • Provide leadership to effectively collaborate and delegate with patient, family, interdisciplinary, systems administration and the wider community
    • Demonstrate increased self-motivation in seeking out new learning experiences (GO: Teamwork) (QSEN: Teamwork and Collaboration)

Total Hours: 60 Lab or Clinical Hours: 60