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NSPN 7250 - Fetal Health Surveillance

Nursing Specialty Perinatal Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

The Fetal Health Surveillance (FHS) course introduces learners in the Perinatal Specialty Program to the two major modes of fetal health surveillance during labor: Intermittent Auscultation (IA) and Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM). This course also helps nurses to develop the ability to work with other members of the health care team when providing fetal health surveillance. The course is developed based on the SOGC and PSBS FHS guidelines.


NSPN 7100 and NSPN 7200 (75% required in theory courses prior to proceeding into clinical 1).





Spring/Summer 2017

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2017 term.

CRN 53923

Aug 10 1 Day

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Aug 10 Thu 08:00 - 16:00 BBY


Reina Van Lagen

Course Outline




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Department Approval Required. Contact Program Assistant at 604-451-7102. Students must have read the Course Manual prior to coming to class. Students need to contact the bookstore in order to obtain course materials for this course/section.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the underlying physiology for each mode of fetal health surveillance.
  • Understand the method of systematic assessment.
  • Identify the normal, atypical and abnormal findings.
  • Determine the appropriate interventions for atypical and abnormal findings.
  • Understand and utilize the key principles of verbal communication and written documentation related to fetal health surveillance.
  • Define ongoing maintenance for competence. Successfully complete two multiple choice quizzes.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

NSPN 7250 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Perinatal Nursing Specialty (Perinatal - Perioperative Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  2. Perinatal Nursing Specialty (Standard Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  3. Specialty Nursing (Perinatal - Perioperative Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  4. Specialty Nursing (Perinatal - Standard Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Science in Nursing


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Registration is currently open for the Spring/Summer 2017 term.

The sneak preview for the Fall 2017 term starts Fri, May 26 at 8:30 am (PDT). Web registration for the Fall 2017 term will open Sun, May 28 at 9:00 am (PDT).

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