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NRSG 206 - Nursing Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Families

PREREQUISITES: NRSG 106 - Pharmacology for Nursing ; and, depending on program track, must complete one of the following: (a) NRSG 122 - Introduction to ASN Transition  (LPN to ASN track students who graduated from Ivy Tech greater than 2 years ago or who graduated from a Practical Nursing program outside Ivy Tech); OR (b) NRSG 123 - Transition to ASN Lab/Clinical  (Paramedic to ASN track students); OR, (c) NRSG 110 - Medical Surgical Nursing II  and NRSG 111 - Medical Surgical Nursing II Clinical  (ASN Traditional track students), MATH 123 , MATH 135 , MATH 136 , MATH 137 , MATH 200  or higher
COREQUISITES: NRSG 207 - Nursing Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Families Clinical  
PROGRAM: Nursing

Applies knowledge of etiology and pathophysiology to provide an understanding of the health care needs of children and childbearing families. Examines the roles of the associate degree nurse in applying the nursing process and implementing the ordered plan of treatment for childbearing and childrearing families. Introduces growth and development components and how they impact therapeutic communication, family development theories, principles of family nursing, therapeutic interventions, and teaching-learning techniques when providing nursing care to children and child-rearing families.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:

  1. Analyze the role of the associate degree nurse as a member of the inter/intraprofessional team in relation to nursing care of childbearing and childrearing families. (SLO 1, 5, 7)
  2. Describe theoretical concepts of growth and development, family development, and family nursing. (SLO 2)
  3. Apply the nursing process and concepts of evidence-based practice, culturally competent, holistic, and patient- centered care to the care of childbearing and childrearing families.(SLO 1, 4, 6)
  4. Explain the ordered plan of treatment, including appropriate communication techniques, for children experiencing alterations in health. (SLO 1, 2, 4, 5)
  5. Apply principles of growth and development in relation to the health care needs of children. (SLO 2)
  6. Explain the ordered plan of treatment, including appropriate communication techniques for childbearing women and infants through normal pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum recovery. (SLO 1, 2, 4, 5)
  7. Discuss nursing implications related to safety issues impacting childbearing and childrearing families. (SLO 1, 2)
  8. Demonstrate proficiency in dosage calculations and medication administration. (SLO 1, 7)
  9. Identify the unique needs of culturally and ethnically diverse maternal-child patients and families using the family centered care approach. (SLO 1, 6)
  10. Apply principles of nutrition to care of the children and childbearing women, including nutritional variations associated with culturally diverse patients. (SLO 1, 5, 6)
  11. Analyze parenting behaviors that promote the wellbeing of the newborn and children. (SLO 2, 5)
  12. Assess and manage electronic health data in the delivery of safe, quality patient-centered care of children, childbearing and childrearing families. (SLO 2, 3, 8)

COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -  

  • Philosophical concepts related to individuals, environment, nursing, health, and the nursing education process
  • Pediatric Content -
  • Introductory concepts:
  • Growth and development
  • Well child
  • Hospitalized child
  • Care of the Pediatric Patient with disorders related to:
  • Tissue Perfusion
  • Cellular Regulation
  • Perfusion
  • Oxygenation
  • Metabolism
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Urinary
  • Mobility
  • Neurological
  • Psychosocial
  • Care of families with children experiencing acute life-threatening illnesses
  • Care of families with children experiencing chronic debilitating illnesses
  • Maternal-Newborn Content
  • Care of the Maternity Patient
  • Antepartum
  • Intrapartum
  • Postpartum Periods
  • Obstetrical emergencies
  • Management of preterm labor
  • Care of normal and high risk neonates
  • Unexpected perinatal outcomes
  • Care of childbearing and childrearing families from culturally diverse backgrounds

Course Addendum - Syllabus (Click to expand)