PNE 135 Syllabus


Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                       Date:   January 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught: Practical Nursing


Course Number and Title:           PNE 135, Maternal and Child Health Nursing


Credit Hours:           5          Hours/Wk Lecture:    4       Hours/Wk Lab:        3          Lec/Lab Comb:   



I.              Catalog Description:         Examines pregnancy, childbirth, post-postpartum and newborn care from a family centered approach. Covers complications related to childbearing. Emphasizes growth and development and exploration of common childhood disorders at various ages. Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 7 hours per week.


II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: 


Prepares the students to care for clients who are pregnant or have just delivered and of the pediatric population.


III.           Required background: 


PNE 146, PNE 151, PNE 173, PNE 161, PNE 155, HLT 130, BIO 141, BIO 142.


IV.          Course Content:


A.           Obstetrics:

1.    Reproductive A&P

2.    Fetal Development

3.    Pregnancy

4.    Labor and Birth

5.    The Newborn

6.    Postpartum Period

7.    Complications of Childbearing

B.               Pediatrics

1.    The Newborn

2.    The Infant

3.    Toddler

4.    Pre-school

5.    School Age

6.    Adolescence


V.  Learner Outcomes


The student will:

VI.  Evaluation

A.   Be able to provide care for the normal pregnant woman, the normal laboring mother, the newborn, and postpartum mother.

B.   Be able to provide preventive care for the normal child at all stages of development

C.   To provide care for the ill child

D.   Understand basic concepts and principles of content areas.

Students will be assessed by some combination of quizzes, tests, papers, exams, or special projects as determined by faculty.  All students must successfully complete the clinical portion of the course in order to pass.


All students must also complete a weekly pathophysiology report.


All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.



         VII.    This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding

Information Literacy

Personal Development

Quantitative Reasoning

Scientific Reasoning