Maternal-Child Health Nursing (ADN Level I, Second Semester)
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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 NURS 190, NURS 191, and NURS 194.
COURSE OBJECTIVES / GOALS:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Determine the impact of developmental factors on the maternal/child client and family health status.
- Practice within the parameters of individual knowledge and experience.
- Utilize information technology to support and communicate the planning and provision of cient care.
- Analyze and utilize assessment and reassessment data to move the maternal/child client and family safety towards positive outcomes.
- Provide a safe physical and psychosocial environment for the client.
- Teach the client the information and skills neededto achieve desired learning outcomes.
- Coordinate the decision-making process with maternal/child clients, their families, and other members of the healthcare team.
- Help to facilitate the continuity of care within and across healthcare settings.
TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
- Unit I Contemporary Issues in Maternal-Child Health Nursing
- Unit II Nursing Care During Normal Pregnancy
- Unit III Nursing Care During the Peri-natal Period
- Unit IV Nursing Care of the Normal Newborn
- Unit V Growth and Development of the Pediatric Client
- Unit VI Nursing Implications for Common Needs of the Pediatric Client
- Unit VII Nursing Management Self Study
*Subject to Change
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- Craven, R.F. & Hirnle, C.J. (2012)Fundamentals of Nursing. 7th Ed. Philadelphia: Lipincott, Williams, & Wilkins.
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- Varcarolis, E.M., Carson, V.B., & Shoemaker, N.C. (2010).Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. 6th Ed. St. Louis: Saunders.
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Teaching Methods: Lecture, discussion, small group, role playing, case studies, demonstration, audio-visual, computer-assisted instruction, clinical laboratory with client-centered learning, observational experiences, collaborative learning techniques.
Method of Assessment:
Unit Tests 80%
Final Examination 20%
Five percent (5%) will be deducted for all late testing.
A grade between 75.5 and 75.9 WILL NOT be rounded up to obtain a passing grade; the student must achieve a 76% to pass.
Unit Tests = 80% of the course grade
Final Comprehensive Examination = 20% of the course grade
Theoretical Component - Student must receive a "C" average or higher
Clinical Component - Student must receive a "Satisfactory" with an average of "3.0" or higher on a five-point Likert scale. The clinical experience will be evaluated based upon the clinical assessment tool. A grade between 2.5 and 2.9 WILL NOT be rounded up to obtain a passing clinical grade. A student must achieve a 3.0 to pass clinical.
PN EXIT EXAM:
A student must successfully meet the set score on the PN Comprehensive Predictor for their name to be submitted to a State Board of Nursing as eligible to sit for the licensure examination for Practical Nursing. A student will have two (2) opportunities to meet the set score for the PN comprehensive predictor. If the student is not successful in meeting the set score he/she will need to do a PN Review Course before his/her name is submitted to a State Board of Nursing.
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