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COURSE TITLE:Maternal-Child Health Nursing (ADN Level I, Second Semester)

Foundational preparation for the provision of nursing care to the individual with maternal-child health needs. Instruction and supervised clinical experience provide understanding of the ways in which to implement nursing interactions with the family during peri-natal periods as well as those of the child from birth through adolescence. Emphasis is on maternal health and normal growth and development of children and adolescence in the hospital and community environments. (Course includes theoretical and clinical components.)
Consent from Nursing Director and NURS190, NURS191, and NURS194.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Distinguish legal and ethical boundaries while demonstrating professional nursing practice in the care of clients and families.
  • Apply therapeutic communication skills verbally and non-verbally when interacting with clients, significant support persons and members of the interdisciplinary team and practice competent written and electronic documentation.
  • Examine a safe physical and psychosocial environment for the client population, and identify factors that may inhibit and/or promote physical and psychosocial health.
  • Differentiate appropriate clinical decision making that incorporate the holistic needs of the client population by providing culturally and developmentally competent assessment and care while respecting differences, values, preferences, and expressed needs.
  • Distinguish behaviors that support a caring person-centered environment where client choices related to cultural values, beliefs, and lifestyles are respected.
  • Develop health education and teaching skills needed to achieve desired learning outcomes for diverse client populations.
  • Practice collaboration within interdisciplinary healthcare team regarding responsibilities of shared planning, decision making, problem solving, and goal setting while delivering high quality, evidence-based, client-centered care to diverse populations.
  • Incorporate client-specific information regarding management of comprehensive care to diverse populations across the healthcare setting.

  • Introduction to Nursing Care During Pregnancy
  • Growth & Development of the Pediatric Client
  • Nursing Care: During Postpartum and Early Newborn
  • Nursing Implications for Common Pediatric Needs
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Pediatric Disorders and Management
  • Women’s Health and Common Reproductive Needs

*Subject to Change
  • Ackley, B. J. & Ladwig, G. B. (2014)Nursing Diagnosis Handbook. 10th Ed. St. Louis: Mosby.
  • Cherry, B. & Jacob, S.R. (2014). Contemporary Nursing, 6th Ed. St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby.
  • Craven, R.F. & Hirnle, C.J. (2013) Fundamentals of Nursing. 7th Ed. Philadelphia: Lipincott, Williams, & Wilkins.
  • Deglin, J.H. & Vallerand, A.H. (2013).Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses.13th Ed. F.A. Davis: Philadelphia.
  • Gordon, M. (2008). Assess Notes: Nursing Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning F. A. Davis: Philadelphia.
  • Ignatavicius, D. D. & Workman, M.L. (2013). Medical-Surgical Nursing. 7th Ed. Saunders: St. Louis.
  • Karch, A. (2013) Focus On Nursing Pharmacology 6th Ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.
  • Myers, E. (2010). RN notes: Nurse’s Clinical Pocket Guide. 3rd Ed. F.A. Davis: Philadelphia.
  • Ricci, S.S. & Kyle, T. (2013). Maternity and Pediatric Nursing. 2nd Ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins
  • Venes, D. (2013).Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary.22nd Ed. F.A. Davis: Philadelphia.

Attendance Policy:

Students are allowed a maximum of twelve (12) hours of classroom (theory) absence s/he will be withdrawn from the Nursing Program. Students may have one (1) clinical absence per nursing course due to illness that they will required to make-up during the following week on their non-clinical day if faculty student ratio allows or the clinical make up day will occur on the study day scheduled at the end of the course. No student will be allowed more than two (2) clinical absences with makeup (one per course) per level of the nursing program.

Failure to be present for ANY mandatory orientation, clinical experience, class, etc. will result in the dismissal of the student from the nursing program. No absence will be excused or accepted for ANY orientation, clinical experience, class, etc. that is mandatory in the program and will result in the student’s dismissal from the nursing program.


Teaching Methods:
Lecture, discussion, small group, role playing, case
studies, demonstration, audio-visual, computer-assisted instruction, clinical laboratory with client-centered learning, observational experience, collaborative learning techniques.

Method of Assessment:


Unit Exams 65%
ATI Exams 5%
Projects 10%
Final Examination 20%

Five percent (5%) will be deducted for all late testing.

Theory/Clinical Grading

A minimum of a “C” grade must be maintained in each course of the theoretical component. In the clinical component, students must receive a Satisfactory (S) to pass the clinical component. An Unsatisfactory (U) clinical grade will result in the student receiving an “F” in the course despite having a passing theory grade. Further details on the rubric for the clinical component can be found on the clinical evaluation (weekly/summative) tools.

The following grading system is utilized for the theory component:
100 – 92.0 = A
91.9 – 84.0 = B
83.9 – 76.0 = C

A grade between 75.5 and 75.9 WILL NOT be rounded up to obtain a passing grade. The student must achieve a 76%

Disabilities: Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Student Support Services Center at 217.443.8862 (TTY 217.443.8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 113. Please speak with the Director of the Nursing Program privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

Please see the "Nursing Handbook" http://www.dacc.edu/depts/inst/sci/nursing/nursinghandbook.pdf

Fall 2013

2013-09-30 10:53:00