NUR 245    MATERNAL/NEWBORN NURSING  SYLLABUS

 

DIVISION:    Arts & Sciences                                                                                              Date:  January 2014   

 

CURRICULUM IN WHICH COURSE IS TAUGHT:  Registered Nursing

 

COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE:           NUR 245 Maternal/Newborn Nursing          

 

Credit Hours:            3Hours/Wk Lecture:               2Hours/Wk Lab:         3       Lec/Lab Comb:

 

I.          CATALOG DESCRIPTION:   Develops nursing skills in caring for families in the antepartum, intrapartum, and post-partum periods.

 

II.        RELATIONSHIP OF THE COURSE TO CURRICULA OBJECTIVES IN WHICH IT IS TAUGHT:   Focuses on maternity nursing and teaches knowledge, concepts and nursing skills related to the needs of women during the reproductive and childbearing years. The course presents normal and abnormal conditions of pregnancy, delivery and the newborn. The course incorporates content, laboratory exercises and clinical experiences in the learning process.

 

III.       REQUIRED BACKGROUND:    Each student must have successfully completed the third semester of the Registered Nursing curriculum.  The expectation is progressive academic and clinical growth. 

 

IV.       COURSE CONTENT:  

1.      Introduction to Maternal-Child Nursing

2.      Management of Fertility and Infertility

3.      Women’s Health Care

4.      Diagnostic Testing

5.      Birth

6.      Intrapartem

7.      Pain Management

8.      Nursing Care During Obstetric Procedures

9.      Postpartum adaptations

10.  Normal Newborn

11.  Pregnancies with Special Needs

 

V.        LEARNER OUTCOMES


The student will be able to:

 

            Theory

 

1.         Use the nursing process to describe the nursing care of the child-bearing female and her family;

 

2.         Identify overt and covert assessment data to be gathered when caring for the child-bearing female and her family;

 

3.         Assess the child-bearing female’s and her family’s place on the wellness-illness continuum;

 

4.         Formulate and revise a nursing care plan for the child bearing female and her family;

 

5.         Compare and contrast nursing care of the child-bearing family at age extremes with other child-bearing families;

 

6.         Apply knowledge of female and male reproductive systems to the nursing care of child-bearing families;

 

7.         Describe physiologic changes in the child-bearing female occurring during antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods;

 

8.         Discuss psychological changes and developmental tasks occurring in the child-bearing female and her family during antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods;

 

9.         Discuss physiologic adaptations and behavioral manifestations of the newborn and relate these adaptations and manifestations to rationale for nursing care;

 

10.       Identify variations in normal growth and development patterns in the child-bearing female and her family and state effects of these patterns on nursing care;

 

11.       Apply knowledge of cultural diversity to the nursing care of the child-bearing female and her family;

 

12.       Recall uses, actions, major side effects, and nursing care implications of selected medications used in the care of the child-bearing female and her family;

 

13.       Apply previously learned principles of therapeutic communication to selected clinical situations to describe the nursing care of the child-bearing female and her family;

 

14.       Analyze learning needs of the child-bearing female and her family;

 

15.       Use theory-based rationale to identify appropriate priorities in planning nursing care for the child-bearing female and her family;

 

16.              Identify appropriate health care resources for the child-bearing family; and,

 

17.              Apply knowledge of childbirth settings, parental and family roles, crisis and adaptation theory, and nursing roles when describing a philosophical framework for the nursing care of the childbearing family;

 

18.              Discuss significant legal and ethical issues for the nurse caring for the child-bearing family; and,

 

19.              Describe accepted standards of nursing practice and the role of the registered nurse caring for the child-bearing family.

 

            Clinical Objectives

 

1.                  Collect and record overt / covert data from primary and secondary sources

 

2.         Assess the child-bearing female’s and her family’s place on the wellness-illness continuum;

 

3.         Formulate plans of nursing care for the child-bearing female and family

 

4.         Incorporate principles from the biological and behavioral sciences and nursing theory when providing nursing care to the child-bearing family;

 

5.         Perform nursing skills with guidance and in a manner consistent with scientific principles and agency policies.

 

6.         Perform previously learned nursing skills in a manner consistent with scientific principles and agency policies;

 

7.         Recognize signs and symptoms of the child-bearing female’s and her family’s health deviations and implications for safe nursing care;

 

8.         Examine variations of normal growth and development patterns in the child-bearing female and her family;

 

9.         Demonstrate knowledge of actions, indications, major side effects, and nursing implications of medications for assigned child-bearing female and her family;

 

10.       Demonstrate mathematical competency necessary for safe nursing practice;

 

11.       Utilize appropriate therapeutic communication techniques and evaluate effectiveness in assisting the child-bearing female and her family to meet identified client and/or family-centered goals;

 

12.       Record promptly nursing care and over/covert client data base information according to agency guideline;

 

13.       Use appropriate lines of authority in communications within the academic and clinical areas;

 

14.        Develop, implement,   evaluate and revise teaching plans;

 

15.       Select appropriate priorities in planning care for the child-bearing and her family;

 

16.       Identify need for and implement referral of child-bearing families to hospital and/or community resources; and,

 

17.       Collaborate with nursing colleagues and other health team members in planning nursing care.

 

18.       Demonstrate responsibility for personal growth by systematically assessing clinical performance in caring for the child-bearing family;

 

19.              Identify individual strengths and areas needing improvement;

 

20.       Perform nursing care in accordance with policies of DCC and the clinical agency;

 

21.       Work within the organizational framework of the clinical setting with guidance to initiate changes in the nursing care of the child-bearing family;

 

22.       Recognize legal and ethical responsibilities when providing nursing care to the child-bearing family; and,

 

23.              Demonstrate leadership skills and professional responsibility by preparing and conducting conferences on selected topics pertinent to current nursing practice for the childbearing family.

 

VI.       EVALUATION

 

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

 

All students must also complete pathophysiology reports and care plans.

 

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 competencies and objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:

Communication

Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding

Information Literacy

Personal Development

Quantitative Reasoning

Scientific Reasoning