2018-2019 Catalog

RNSG 2120 Nurs Care of Childbearing Fam

Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family is offered in the fall semester of the second year of the nursing program. This course focuses on the nursing needs of culturally diverse individuals experiencing pregnancy, childbirth, and the post partum period as well as women's health alterations. Growth and development from conception through the fetal period is presented. Nursing needs of the infant up to 1 year is also emphasized. Assessment of the maternity patient and the newborn are introduced. Social, legal, and ethical issues related to reproduction are explored. The curriculum threads of nutrition, pharmacology, growth and development, communication, cultural diversity, teaching/learning process, nursing process/critical thinking, legal/ethical factors, technological competence, safety, the health illness continuum, therapeutic interventions, and disaster/emergency management continue to be incorporated throughout the course. The roles of the associate degree nurse as a provider of care, a manager of care, and a member of the discipline of nursing are discussed. The nurse's role in the promotion and restoration of optimal health is included. The lecture and laboratory component of this course introduces the student to the application of the nursing process to patients during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period and to patients with selected womens health alterations. Emphasis on identification of physiological and psychosocial problems, goal setting, selection of appropriate therapeutic interventions and rationale, and evaluation of goal achievement is continued in this course. Prioritization of nursing diagnoses is introduced. In the clinical setting, the student will apply learned knowledge and psychomotor/psychosocial skills in providing nursing care for one or more assigned culturally diverse patients and their families in diverse acute care settings. The student will gain experience in the performance of nursing skills utilized in the care of female and newborn patients. The student continues to gain experience in collaborating with members of the health care team. This is a web enhanced course. Students may be required to access information, submit assignments, or test online through ANGEL.