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Areas of Study | | NURS195 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: NURS195
COURSE TITLE:Maternal-Child Health Nursing (ADN Level I, Second Semester)
DIVISION:Sciences
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:4
CONTACT HOURS:208.5
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:135
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Foundational preparation for the provision of nursing care to the individual with maternal-child health needs. Instruction and supervised clinical experience provide understanding of the ways in which to assess, plan, intervene and evaluate the family, women/maternal health, peri-natal, and post-natal periods, as well as the child from birth through adolescence. Emphasis is on: Maternal health and illness, gynecological health and illness, labor and delivery, postpartum care, newborn care, and growth and development of children and adolescents in the hospital and community environments. (Course includes theoretical, skills lab, and clinical components.)

PREREQUISITES:
Consent from Nursing Director and successful completion of NURS192, and NURS194

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Distinguish legal and ethical boundaries while demonstrating professional behavior, and accountability in the care of clients and families
  • Communicate and interpret; utilizing effective verbal, nonverbal, written and electronic communication
  • Identify safe physical and psychosocial environment for the client, identifying factors that may inhibit and/or promote health
  • Utilize the nursing process to articulate appropriate clinical decision making, moving the client towards positive client outcomes
  • Interpret client beliefs, cultural values and lifestyles; representing a caring and person-centered environment
  • Explain health education and teaching skills needed to achieve desired learning outcomes
  • Demonstrate collaboration within interdisciplinary healthcare team; discussing client outcomes and problem solving
  • Review client information, recognizing and facilitating continuity of care, within and across healthcare settings and diverse populations

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • Introduction to Nursing Care During Pregnancy
  • Growth & Development of the Pediatric Client
  • Nursing Care: During Postpartum and Early Newborn
  • Nursing Implications for Common Pediatric Needs
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Pediatric Disorders and Management
  • Women’s Health and Common Reproductive Needs

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:

*Subject to Change

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore
Please see the Nursing Handbook for more details.

EVALUATION:
Please see the Nursing Handbook for more details.
The following grading system is utilized:
100-93.00
92.99-83.00
82.99-76.00
A
B
C

A grade between 75.5 and 75.9 WILL NOT be rounded up to obtain a passing grade; the student must achieve a 76% on the theory portion of the class to pass the course.


BIBLIOGRAPHY:
See required texts.

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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