Introduces the role of the professional nurse as the provider of care for women and their families throughout childbearing and beyond. Addresses health issues within the context of the family environment while recognizing female maturational milestones and discusses how to utilize critical thinking skills, in a systematic, problem solving process, as a framework for providing safe and effective care. Focuses on relationship-based, family-centered nursing that promotes health and manages illness when caring for the childbearing woman and her family. Coursework also discusses how to research best practices and integrate theory in the care of women from adolescence beyond menopause, with an emphasis on maternity care. Two hours of theory and six hours of clinical/lab per week.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Maternity HESI exam with score 850 or higher. Maximum number of attempts: two. Students must also perform a maternity simulation demonstration.
Maternity Simulation demonstration, given in department by department faculty. Faculty will assess demonstration based on evaluation rubric. Evaluation rubric and student checklist located in Division Office. Student must pass the graded rubric with an 80% or higher with the maximum number of attempts: two. Students must also take an exam.