Nursing Care of Parents, Newborns and Children
This course addresses the needs of child-bearing parents, newborns and children as they progress through the stages associated with health promotion, wellness and illness in normal age related changes, pregnancy, child development and rearing from conception through adolescence. The student uses critical thinking skills in the application of the nursing process with parents, families in childbirth, postpartum, and newborns through adolescence. Nursing implications relevant to physiological, developmental and genetic factors that influence the care of parents and children are covered. The nursing lab provides students the opportunity to learn and apply nursing skills relevant to the care of newborns through adolescence and of pregnant women. Clinical practice is provided in maternity and pediatric settings commensurate with the course content. Prerequisites: Must meet all nursing progression requirements.