2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
    Sep 30, 2020  
2020-2021 College Catalog
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NURS 256 - Family Nursing


Credit(s): 6
Contact Hours: 10

This combined lecture/lab/clinical course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the profile, process, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on concepts of oxygenation, sexuality, reproduction, grief/loss, mood/affect, behaviors, development, family, health/wellness/illness, communication, caring interventions, managing care, safety, and advocacy. There is a focus on the family and significant others, identifying diverse cultural backgrounds, patterns of knowing and situational crises of family health. The clinical portion of this course will allow for application of concepts gained in lecture to meet the needs of the individual throughout childbearing, antepartum, labor and delivery, and postpartum periods. It will also provide the opportunity to apply concepts to the application of care of the neonate, child, and adolescent. Both observational as well as hands on activities will be provided, additionally, community resources will be identified in various health care agencies. Upon successful completion, students will be able to provide safe nursing care to the family unit incorporating the concepts identified in this course. Officially accepted into ADN program and “C” or better in COMM 103  , BIOL 214  , BIOL 225   and NURS 139  . To progress in the program, the student must maintain a grade of a “C” or better in general education and program courses.



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