NSPN 7200 builds on the concepts presented in NSPN 7100, Healthy Childbearing Experiences. The social determinants of health perspective is the framework for this course which seeks to explore common health challenges experienced during the perinatal period through the use of multifaceted case studies. Concepts of systematic inquiry, critical reflection, and clinical decision making are emphasized throughout the course. NSPN 7200 can be challenged by experienced perinatal nurses. A course grade of 75% is needed to proceed to Clinical 1.
This challenge section is for students with perinatal experience. Please contact the Program Head at 604-451-7081 for approval.
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Course Learning Intentions
Develop critical thinking and communication skills within the context of caring for childbearing women and their families who face common health challenges.
Integrate knowledge of growth and development, normal and altered physiology, woman-centered care, cultural diversity, ethics, and guidelines of practice to plan nursing care for childbearing women and families.
Using a variety of sources, develop a systematic approach to inquire about common perinatal health challenges.
Examine the impact of the illness experience on pregnancy.
Develop an understanding of access to acute-care and community resources within the health care system.
Course Learning Outcomes
Develop a comprehensive assessment framework to be used with childbearing women experiencing health challenges.
Plan nursing care for childbearing women experiencing common perinatal health challenges integrating knowledge of growth and development, normal and altered physiology, woman-centered care, cultural diversity, ethics, health promotion, uncertain motherhood, and guidelines of practice.
Analyze issues related to the nursing care of childbearing women with common perinatal health challenges using systematic inquiry and critical reflection.
Describe how childbearing families with health challenges can access acute-care and community resources within the health care system.
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