NUR 206 Childbearing Family (1 credits)

This course focuses on the use of the nursing process for both the normal and high risk patient/family in various phases of the childbearing process - prenatal, labor, delivery, and postpartum. The prenatal course will be viewed from both the maternal and fetal perspectives and includes the dynamic physiologic, psychosocial, and emotional adaptations. The student will also learn to assess the postpartum woman, the newborn, and the family unit. Time required for completion of this course is dependent on the individual learner; however, it is expected that students will spend at least 45 hours in study and classroom activity. Prerequisite: Matriculation in Nursing.