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Perinatal Clinical 2 NSPN 7500

Nursing Specialty Perinatal Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Perinatal Clinical 2 builds on the competencies developed during NSPN 7300. Through the provision of care to low-risk childbearing women during the intrapartum and postpartum periods, the learner transitions from requiring supervision to independence. Learners may also be introduced to the care of women experiencing perinatal health challenges. This four ¬week clinical course takes place in a hospital setting. In addition to the five key areas of practice outlined in NSPN 7300 – Perinatal Clinical 1, there is an additional emphasis on clinical decision making using a Situated Clinical Decision Making Framework (SCDMF). A clinical site preceptor will facilitate this course. Registered Nurses (RNs) with more than six months of full time experience working with childbearing women in an acute perinatal setting may be able to challenge this course with approval of the program head.






Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of NSPN 7500 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 31823


Tue Sep 06 - Fri Nov 25 (4 weeks)

  • 4 weeks
  • CRN 31823
  • $1496.80
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 25 N/A N/A Other

Shannon Leonard

Course outline




Important information
  1. Clinical lab format.
  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. If you are interested in taking fall term clinical courses, please submit a clinical application by June 1, 2022 to the Perinatal Program Assistant Zoe Lei at You can get the clinical application package by contacting the Perinatal Program Assistant or from Module 1 in your NSPN 7200 course in BCIT LearningHub. The Clinical Coordinator will review your application and be in touch with you for the results.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice. 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:

  • Consistently perform a comprehensive and systematic assessment of a childbearing woman, fetus, and neonate in the acute perinatal setting independently.
  • Consistently demonstrate the ability to interpret assessment data, recognize variance data, identify signs/symptoms of perinatal health challenges, and determine patient care priorities independently.
  • Consistently articulate reasoning and rationale for nursing interventions, clinical judgment, and decision-making independently.
  • Identify clinical situations where increased surveillance is required (e.g. atypical tracings, evidence of altered maternal health status, perinatal health challenges) under supervision of preceptor.
  • Identify urgent/emergent situations and initiate the appropriate response independently.
  • Work in partnership with patients and families to integrate specialty specific theory in the provision of safe, competent perinatal nursing care independently.
  • Consistently demonstrate reflective practice by analyzing the care provided, being open to feedback, and incorporating feedback into practice.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with childbearing women, newborns, their families, and other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Articulate all relevant data in a systematic, comprehensive, and time sensitive manner through all verbal and written communication independently.
  • Consistently demonstrate professionalism by participating in self-evaluation, acknowledging strengths/areas for development, seeking assistance as needed, utilizing existing resources, and being accountable for learning and practice.
  • Provide individualized labour support including psychosocial care, comfort measures, information/advice, and advocacy to low-risk labouring women independently.
  • Demonstrate care practices that promote, protect, and support normal birth (freedom of movement, step-wise approach to pain management, non-directed pushing) independently.
  • Provide infant feeding information related but not limited to, benefits of breastfeeding, skin to skin contact, position/latch, frequency/duration, common breastfeeding challenges, and hospital and community resources to childbearing women and their families independently.

Effective as of Winter 2021

Related Programs

Perinatal Clinical 2 (NSPN 7500) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Perinatal Nursing Specialty (Standard Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Specialty Nursing (Perinatal - Standard Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time


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