This course introduces students to the principles, theories, and concepts of caring for the childbearing individual with family in a multicultural society. Students use clinical decision-making to explore best practices that can enhance the patient’s plan of care. Available sources of informatics are utilized in the care setting to organize and manage patient care. Students learn to apply health teaching and counseling concepts to the identified needs of the childbearing family with inclusion of cultural considerations. Students engage in discussions related to legal aspects governing maternal/newborn nursing practice. Learning opportunities are presented in the classroom, simulation, and in supervised clinical experiences.
Prerequisite: NUR 357