NUR 246 Childbearing Family Needs I (1 credit)

This course focuses on the use of the nursing process for the client/family in various phases of the childbearing process - prenatal, labor, delivery, and postpartum. The emphasis is on the normal aspects of childbearing and views the client within the context of family. The normal prenatal course will be viewed from both the maternal and fetal perspectives and includes the dynamic physiologic, psychosocial, and emotional adaptations. The family will be studied through the process of labor and delivery, and the student will learn to assess the postpartum woman and the normal newborn. 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: NUR 220; co-requisite: NUR 240.