This course addresses the unique concepts in maternal-child nursing. This course will help prepare the student to meet the developmental, biological and psychosocial health and illness needs of the child-bearing family. The educational and anticipatory guidance needs of the child-bearing family will be integrated throughout the theory and clinical components in the course to enable the family to maintain or restore an optimal state of health and well-being. The clinical component provides guided clinical experiences that allow students to demonstrate caring and clinical competencies in the application of the nursing process in selected obstetric and pediatric health care environments. Students interact with culturally diverse clients and families with emphasis on the integration of critical thinking, effective interpersonal communication, professionalism and legal and ethical standards. The clinical simulation laboratory experience reinforces the concepts acquired during the theoretical portion of the class and allows for student collaboration and decision-making in a supported environment. Concepts that will be emphasized throughout the curriculum reflect the Student Learning Outcomes: caring, clinical competence and decision-making, communication, commitment to professionalism and collaboration and management of care. Students must complete this course with a grade of "C" or higher.
Prerequisites: DEP 2004 and NUR 1210C with a grade of "C" or higher.
Terms Typically Offered:Fall, Spring, Summer
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes
for the term.
The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide
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institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.