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NUR 374 - Women's Health, Neonatal, and Pediatric Nursing

7 credits ( 4 didactic credits / 3 clinical credits )

NUR 370 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology NUR 362 Health Assessment NUR 372 Therapeutic Interventions I NUR 373 Nursing Science


The students will learn to utilize the nursing process to provide and evaluate care for individuals and families in the childbirth and child-rearing stages of life. The student will also continue to learn about nursing role development and practice as a collaborative interdisciplinary team member. This course provides students with a basic understanding of childbearing and pediatric nursing principles in a variety of clinical settings. Students are introduced to current research, theory, and biological foundations of childbirth and child rearing. The course content incorporates the American Nurses Association Standards of Practice, current treatment modalities, and legal implications of caring for pregnant women and children. Throughout the course, the role of the obstetrical and pediatric nurse is examined as the nursing process is applied to the care of patients bearing and raising children. Clinical experiences are coordinated in a variety of settings and offer students the opportunity to engage with clients and to interact with interdisciplinary teams in providing care.


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