Dec 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NRSG 207 - Nursing Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Families Clinical

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 206 - Nursing Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Families  
PROGRAM: Nursing

Allows the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to provide ethical, culturally competent, and holistic care for childbearing and childrearing families. Emphasis is placed on the prevention of illness and the maintenance, promotion, and restoration of health as well as the support of death with dignity and implementation of the ordered plan of treatment. Knowledge of principles of growth and development, family development, and family nursing are utilized to adapt therapeutic communication, therapeutic intervention, and teaching-learning techniques to provide nursing care to childbearing and childrearing families. The nursing process provides the framework for problem solving and critical thinking in providing nursing care.

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

  1. Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for providing patient-centered care to childbearing and childrearing families. (SLO 1, 7)
  2. Demonstrate proficient use of technology and standardized practices to support safe and quality patient care. (SLO 3, 4)
  3. Function proficiently within the scope of practice of the associate degree nurse and inter/intraprofessional health care teams to achieve quality patient care. (SLO 1, 7)
  4. Provide individualized care to childbearing and childrearing families based on patient needs, values, and analysis of data and the relationships of the biological, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs, to improve quality and delivery of safe patient care. (SLO 1, 2, 4, 6)
  5. Utilize the nursing process to provide ethical, culturally competent and holistic care for childbearing and childrearing families. (SLO 4, 6, 7)
  6. Utilize safe, appropriate, evidence-based practices when providing nursing care for childbearing and childrearing families. (SLO 4, 7)
  7. Integrate principles of teaching-learning by providing information to patients and families regarding promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health in the childbearing/childrearing years. (SLO 1, 2, 5, 6)
  8. Demonstrate effective, age appropriate communication techniques in interactions with patients, complex families, children, and members of the inter/intraprofessional healthcare team. (SLO 5)
  9. Demonstrate proficiency in complex dosage calculations and medication administration. (SLO 1, 7)
  10. Evaluates when and how the practice of nursing may need to be modified to deliver care in international and diverse cultural contexts. (SLO 1, 2, 8)
  11. Formulate safe, effective nursing care plans in collaboration with members of the inter/intraprofessional healthcare team using critical thinking, problem solving, and the nursing process in a variety of settings through direct care, assignment, or delegation of care. (SLO 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8)

COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -  

  • Integration of philosophical concepts related to individuals, environment, nursing, health, and nursing education
  • Practical application of the content presented in NRSG 206  
  • Age appropriate communication techniques
  • Global perspectives/issues
  • Leadership and delegation
  • Cost effective nursing care
  • Care of pediatric, maternal, and newborn patients
  • Continued application of nursing content presented in previous semesters

Application of:

  • The nursing process
  • Teaching-learning concepts
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Complex Dosage calculation
  • Delivery of care in diverse cultural contexts

Course Addendum - Syllabus (Click to expand)