Course Catalog

Obstetrics, Childbearing, and Peds Nursing RNSG 2015

6 Credits

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 4 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 6
Pre-requisite(s): RNSG 1365, RNSG 2350
Co-requisite(s): RNSG 2355

This course prepares the student to provide competent, compassionate evidenced-based nursing care for the childbearing patient, family and the pediatric patient. Concepts will be introduced which include normal pregnancy and childbirth, complications in pregnancy and childbirth, care of the newborn, assessment, planning and intervention as well as nutritional care, patient education, health promotion strategies and illness prevention practices for the childbearing family. Emphasis is placed on disease processes and management, interventions and critical knowledge skills with care of the child. Pharmacologic principles are incorporated as applies to the obstetrical and pediatric patient. Students learn to provide safe and culturally competent care for obstetrical and pediatric patients and their families. The student will learn concepts and theories related to developmental stages. This course requires supervised clinical rotations in clinical environments to enhance the educational opportunities and meet course objectives. This course requires a minimum grade of 70 percent in theory and a minimum of 70 percent in the clinical rotation.

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