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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURSE 112 - Reproductive/OB/Pediatric Nursing

Credits: 4
Overview of the basic principles of caring for childbearing and childrearing family and pediatric client. Builds on mastered medical-surgical content with application to pediatric, reproductive and obstetric populations. Utilizes nursing process to provide care to family across lifespan. Topics include human growth and development, health promotion, disease prevention and medical management of pediatric, reproductive and obstetric clients.

Enrollment Requirement: NURSE 109  and NURSE 110  with grades of 2.5 or higher; and concurrent enrollment NURSE 113 ; and instructor consent.

Course Fee: $100.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Discuss the care of the client experiencing reproductive disorders.
  2. Discuss the normal and high-risk physiology of antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum mother and baby dyad.
  3. Describe the nursing care of the client experiencing normal and abnormal labor and delivery including the adolescent, using the nursing process.
  4. Discuss physiological and psychological adaptations that occur in the postpartum period.
  5. Describe the nursing care of the normal and high-risk client during the postpartum period using the nursing process.
  6. Describe the nursing care of the normal and high-risk newborn using the nursing process.
  7. Identify normal/abnormal pathophysiology of common medical surgical conditions experienced by clients across the life-span.
  8. Identify developmental theories pertaining to the care of the pediatric client.

Program Outcomes
  1. Provide safe, quality, evidence-based, innovative client-centered nursing care to diverse clients across the lifespan.
  2. Engage in clinical judgment that integrates evidence, nursing, physical and psychosocial sciences, to ensure healthcare quality and safety, and make client/relationship centered care decisions within the scope of practice of the practical nurse.
  3. Participate in collaboration and teamwork with the inter-professional team, the client, and the client’s support persons to provide and improve client care and communication.
  4. Integrate quality improvement activities and advocacy skills to enhance client care.
  5. Utilize information technology and supportive resources to improve client care processes within the healthcare system.
  6. Incorporate legal and ethical guidelines within the scope of practice of a practical nurse to enhance client care and professional development.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.

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