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
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:
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.
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:
Cultural and Social Understanding