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NS2012 - Maternal/Child Nursing Clinical - 3 Credits

This course provides the associate degree nursing student with the opportunity to incorporate maternal/newborn and pediatric nursing care concepts in various healthcare environments. It affords the student an opportunity to implement the principles and psychomotor skills learned in the previous and concurrent courses. Health promotion and maintenance principles are an integral component of nursing care. The student will provide holistic, culturally congruent nursing care to the childbearing family. Emphasis is placed on the competent application of nursing care skills and principles to the childbearing family as the client, utilizing and implementing the nursing process. Communication, clinical judgment, therapeutic client relationships, documentation, and health and physical assessment will be coupled with advanced nursing procedures. Students are provided faculty-guided and supervised clinical experiences in maternal, newborn, and pediatric setting in order to develop competence and confidence in providing care to the childbearing family. (90 hours clinical: 45 hours maternal/newborn, 45 hours pediatric)

Prerequisite: SO1050 or PS1050, NS2031, and NS2032; (NS2011 and NS2012 must be taken concurrently)

Delivery: on campus