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Obstetrical Nursing and the Childbearing Family RNSG 1370

Pre/Corequisite: RNSG 1360

4 Credits
This course prepares the student to provide clinically competent, compassionate evidenced-based nursing care for the childbearing patient and family. Concepts will be introduced which include normal pregnancy and childbirth, complications in pregnancy and childbirth, care of the newborn, assessment, planning and intervention as well as nutritional care, patient education, health promotion strategies and illness prevention practices for the childbearing family. Pharmacologic principles are incorporated as applies to the obstetrical patient. This course requires supervised clinical rotations in hospital experiences to enhance the educational opportunities. This course requires a minimum grade of 70 percent in theory and a minimum of 70 percent in the clinical rotation.
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