Maternal Health Nursing
Total 140 hours (60 Lecture/80 Clinical)
This combined course is designed to provide comprehensive discussions of family centered care, wellness, health promotion and illness prevention, women’s health issues, and the growth and development of the child and the parent. The information will form a continuum of knowledge that flows from conception to adulthood. Focus on the systems approach will be used to address physiological illnesses. The student will continue to use the nursing process within the self-care framework in providing care to the childbearing
family. Further emphasis is on application of the nursing process and the implementation of effective nursing intervention based on identified problems. Principles of nutrition, pharmacology, and communication are correlated throughout the course. The student will spend time in the patient care area and will be expected to assume more responsibilities for his/her nursing actions. Clinical experiences include care of mothers and newborns and are held in inpatient and/ or ambulatory maternal/child health settings.
Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Nutrition,
Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing I and II.