Curriculum Guideline

Health Assessment: Maternal and Child Care

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
NURS 3312
Descriptive
Health Assessment: Maternal and Child Care
Department
Nursing
Faculty
Health Sciences
Credits
2.50
Start Date
End Term
202020
PLAR
No
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
24
Contact Hours
3 hours/week
Method Of Instruction
Lab
Methods Of Instruction

It is the intent of faculty to facilitate student learning, and promote critical inquiry, reflection and analytical reasoning through a variety of learning processes such as seminar, client-based studies, demonstration, return demonstration, simulation, and project work.

Course Description
In this course, students learn the holistic assessment of childbearing women, newborns, infants, children and adolescents. In addition, students learn a variety of psychomotor skills commonly used in maternity and pediatric nursing practice. Knowledge development occurs through active participation in a variety of experiential learning strategies.
Course Content

In this course, holistic assessments and psychomotor skills required for nursing practice with childbearing and childrearing families, newborns, infants, children and adolescents are the foci of discussion.  Concepts and essential content that will be addressed relative to these topics are listed below.  In addition, the core curriculum concepts are integrated in this course.

 

Holistic Health Assessment

  • Stable intrapartum and post-partum clients
  • Stable perinatal, newborn and pediatric clients

 

Psychomotor skills commonly used in caring for stable maternity and pediatric clients

  • Purpose
  • Principles
  • Assessment
  • Engaging with clients
  • Planning
  • Safety
  • Implementation
  • Rationale
  • Evaluation

 

Health promotion/illness & injury prevention

  • Teaching  and learning associated with nursing assessments and psychomotor skills
  • Safety

 

Pediatric medication calculations

  • Safe dosage calculations
  • Fluid calculations

 

Nurse’s Role

  • Integration and application
Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the successful student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes and skills required for holistic, comprehensive and focused assessment of stable perinatal, newborn and pediatric clients and their families.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for the safe implementation of a variety of psychomotor skills commonly used in nursing practice with stable perinatal, newborn and pediatric clients.
  • Demonstrate the consolidation, integration and application of course and other nursing knowledge in simulated nursing practice experiences.
  • Further develop nursing practice skills including critical thinking, decision-making, organizational and relational skills.
Means of Assessment

The course evaluation is consistent with Douglas College Evaluation Policy.  A course evaluation schedule and other course evaluation information are provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline which is available to students at the beginning of each semester.  This is a graded course. 

Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:

 

A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline which is available to students at the beginning of each semester. 

Prerequisites

NURS 2211 AND NURS 2212 AND NURS 2213 AND NURS 2215 AND NURS 2217

Students in the BSN program are required to maintain a passing grade of 65% (C+) in all courses in order to progress in the program.

Corequisites
Which Prerequisite