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.
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
- Engaging with clients
Health promotion/illness & injury prevention
- Teaching and learning associated with nursing assessments and psychomotor skills
Pediatric medication calculations
- Safe dosage calculations
- Fluid calculations
- Integration and application
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.
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.
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.
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.
NURS 3311 AND NURS 3313 AND NURS 3315 AND NURS 3316
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system.
A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.
For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.
If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.