Nu210 Maternal Child Health Nursing 4 credits
This course continues the synthesis and refinement of the nursing process in the provision of contemporary maternity nursing care. Application and analysis of the therapeutic management of complex health issues are applied to clients across the lifespan, specifically childbearing families. A focus is on family education, cultural competency, and sensitivity to values and ethical concerns of the childbearing family. The problem-solving process, the nursing process, and the ability to think critically continue to be developed in each Nursing course. The evaluation of the therapeutic management of the child-bearing family, including the cultural competency considerations and sensitivity to ethics and values, are explored. Teaching methods include lecture/discussion/ group work, audiovisual materials, case-study assignments, reading assignments, clinical experiences with project presentation due the last week of clinical, weekly nursing care plans and clinical write-ups, weekly journal writings, simulation learning (contained within clinical experience), and portfolio development. 3 credit hours of classroom and 1 credit hours of clinical (90 hours of clinical per semester). Prerequisite: Nu200 and Nu201 with a minimum grade of C+.