2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
    Sep 20, 2020  
2020-2021 College Catalog
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NURS 141 - PN Family Nursing: Introduction


Credit(s): 4
Contact Hours: 6

The focus of this theory and clinical course will be the utilization of the nursing process in the care of the family throughout the childbearing years, newborn period, and during childhood. The theoretical aspect of this course introduces basic nursing care of the family unit, including: human reproduction, pregnancy, antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum care, newborn care, growth and development, and care of the child with common diseases and illnesses. Assessment of the various lifestyles, cultures, and concepts of the family, family roles, and interdependent relationships as they relate to the childbearing years will be incorporated. The clinical aspect of this course involves direct individual nursing care of the obstetrical, neonatal, and pediatric clients (gynecologic clients in certain facilities). Assessment of the client and family needs will be done utilizing Roger’s Science of Unitary Human Beings, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Erikson’s Eight Stages of Development, and Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns. Admission to the Practical Nursing Program, “C” or better in BIOL 214  , NURS 117   and NURS 127   and “P” in NURS 107   and NURS 128 . To progress in the program, the student must maintain a grade of a “C” or better in BIOL 214  , NURS 117   and NURS 127   and “P” in NURS 107   and NURS 128 .



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