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Healthy Childbearing Experiences and the Newborn is the combined introductory theory course of the Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing Specialty Programs. This course explores a number of concepts that are foundational to the practice of perinatal and neonatal nursing and healthy childbearing experiences. Within the context of building partnerships, learners are exposed to holistic caring for childbearing women, their fetuses and newborns, and their families.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$274.98 - $894.84 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are three offerings of NSNE 7100 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 19642

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 19642
  • $894.84
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 24 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Nicole Larsen

Course outline

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Cost

$894.84

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Course deliver is online format. Students need to contact the BCIT Bookstore to order course text book. This is a NSNE 7100 and NSPN 7100 combined/shared course.
Status

CRN 41208

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 41208
  • $274.98
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 24 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Nicole Larsen

Course outline

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Cost

$274.98

Important information
  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. This course section is for students who require a course extension to complete their course from the previous term. Re-registration is a one-time option only.
Status

CRN 88638

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 88638
  • $452.08
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 24 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Carly Eliades

Course outline

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Cost

$452.08

Important information
  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Approval is required to register in this challenge section. Contact the Neonatal Program Head at celiades1@bcit.ca for approval.
Status

Learning Outcomes

As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. In this course, learners will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership, and professionalism. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Distinguish the difference between fetal growth and development and how each is assessed during pregnancy.
  • Describe variations to fetal growth and development and how they may impact the fetus’s transition to extrauterine life.
  • Describe the rationale for and components of antenatal assessments, screening, and care in the promotion of healthy maternal/neonatal outcomes.
  • Discuss the impact of social context, including choice of care provider, on the pregnancy experience.
  • Describe the normal process of labour, including the cardinal movements, 5Ps, stages, phases and how these concepts are related to each other.
  • Summarize the hormonal physiology of labour and birth and the impact of stress and uncertainty on the birthing experience.
  • Explain the role of the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team in providing care to women across the childbearing continuum.
  • Identify variances in antenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum assessment data.
  • Describe the normal physiologic transition of the fetus to extrauterine life.
  • Summarize the interaction between infant behaviours and infant communication, and the implications for nursing practice.
  • Describe the role of the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team in providing developmentally supportive care for vulnerable neonates.
  • Explain the neonatal and maternal benefits of breastfeeding.
  • Summarize the role of the nurse in promoting, protecting, and supporting breastfeeding.
  • Analyze the effect of nursing attitudes and beliefs surrounding infant feeding and how they affect patient care.
  • Summarize the essential components of postpartum care and discharge teaching for childbearing women and their families.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

Neonatal Theory 1 (NSNE 7100) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Neonatal Nursing Specialty
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Nursing
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Full-time
  3. Pediatric Nursing Specialty (Standard Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  4. Specialty Nursing (Neonatal)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  5. Specialty Nursing (Pediatric - Standard Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time

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