Course Outlines

Maternal and Child Health

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 2.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 2.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 0.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites:
      • PNSG 1000: Foundations of Nursing Practice I
      • PNSG 1100: Foundations of Nursing Practice II
      • PNSG 1355: Pharmacology
      • PNSG 1400: Adult Health Nursing I
      • PNSG 1500: Adult Health Nursing II
      • PNSG 1535: Beginning Clinical
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This course prepares the student to care for maternity and pediatric patients. The obstetric portion of the course focuses on nursing care during pregnancy, labor/delivery, and postpartum, as well as care of the normal newborn. In the pediatric portion, the effects of illness and hospitalization on children are studied. Prerequisites: HEAL1400, PNSG1100, PSYC200, PSYC1300, and PSYC1400 and concurrent enrollment or prior successful completion of PNSG1560, PNSG1570, and PNSG1580.
  2. Course Effective Dates: 8/24/09 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. calculate pediatric dosages
    2. define community health nursing practice
    3. describe cesarean birth
    4. describe children's health care concerns
    5. describe family planning methods
    6. describe fetal development
    7. describe immunications available to children
    8. describe labor stages
    9. describe normal newborn
    10. describe normal newborn nursing care
    11. describe nursing observations of the premature infant
    12. describe pediatric medication administration
    13. describe physiological changes of pregnancy
    14. describe postpartum complications
    15. describe premature infant nursing care
    16. describe prenatal care
    17. describe psychological responses during the perinatal period
    18. differentiate signs and symptoms of common childhood conditions
    19. discuss history of maternal/newborn nursing
    20. discuss nutritional needs
    21. discuss pediatric safety measures
    22. explain bonding between parent and infant
    23. explain complications of labor and delivery
    24. explain conception
    25. explain emotional and behavioral conditions of the pediatric client
    26. explain extended postpartum nursing care
    27. explain family and social concerns of the mentally impaired
    28. explain immediate postpartum nursing care
    29. explain management of complications during pregnancy
    30. explain nursing care for the newborn with anomalies
    31. explain nursing management during labor
    32. explain obstetrical diagnostic procedures
    33. explain pain relief for labor and delivery
    34. explain pediatric admission procedures
    35. explain pediatric communication considerations
    36. explain pediatric fluid balance principle
    37. explain sexually transmitted diseases
    38. recall growth and development principles
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted