2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

NURS 1304 - Nursing Care of Mothers, Infants, and Children


Credit Hours: 4

This course is an introduction to the nursing of mothers, infants, and children. The Obstetrics portion of the course content includes the principles and practices of nursing care during prenatal, labor, delivery, post-partum and neonatal periods. The content includes modern maternity nursing with emphasis on normal obstetrics. Specific content includes history and trends in family-centered childbearing, prenatal care and adaptations to pregnancy and the nurse’s role in reproductive health and nursing care during labor and birth to include care of the newborn. The pediatric portion of the course content includes the principles of growth and development, nursing the infant through adolescence, the behavior of well and sick children and client and family teaching. The course also incorporates the signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect and the role of the nurse as a mandatory reporter. Common diseases of the child and adolescent are also covered. (Su) special course fee

Prerequisite(s):
All previous term courses.
Course Typically Offered:
Su