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Nursing - NCLC

NURS 128


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Credit Hours

(2.5-7.5) 5 Cr. Hrs.

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Maternal-Child Nursing 1


Course Description

This course emphasizes application of the nursing process and critical thinking skills while utilizing evidence-based principles of nursing in caring for the childbearing family and pediatric clients. Theoretical content focuses on human sexuality, normal pregnancy, labor, delivery, post-partum, normal newborn, growth and development and common uncomplicated pediatric health disorders within the practical and registered nurse scope of practice. Clinical experiences with the childbearing family and pediatric clients are provided in acute and community settings utilizing an interdisciplinary collaborative approach.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Apply the nursing process to normal prenatal care.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients and their families experiencing uncomplicated labor and delivery.
  • Apply the nursing process to post-partum clients and their families.
  • Apply the nursing process to healthy newborns and their families.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with family planning needs.
  • Determine the significance of the family-child relationship in the care of pediatric clients with common health problems.
  • Apply concepts of growth and development to care of pediatric clients.
  • Examine health promotion as it relates to care of pediatric clients.
  • Apply the nursing process to infant and toddler pediatric clients with common health problems.
  • Apply the nursing process to preschool and school-age pediatric clients with common health problems.
  • Apply the nursing process to adolescent pediatric clients with common health problems.
  • Demonstrate designated clinical competencies.
  • Demonstrate proficiency on select standardized computer assessments.
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