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Perinatal Nursing Theory 1 - Healthy Childbearing Experiences & The Newborn NSPN 7100

Nursing Specialty Perinatal Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

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 both 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

Domestic fees

$293.29 - $925.57 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are four offerings of NSPN 7100 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 25902

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 25902
  • Domestic fees $925.57
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - Jun 21 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Jen Niethammer

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$925.57

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This is an online guided course with one textbook to be purchased from the bookstore. Students will receive a course information email approximately one month prior to term start. *Please note there is a NEW edition of the Lowdermilk et al. (2024) textbook.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 25903

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 25903
  • Domestic fees $293.29
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - Jun 21 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Jen Niethammer

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$293.29

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. This is a re-registration section for students requiring an extension to complete their course from the previous term. Re-registration is a one time only option. Students must have approval from instructor, then contact Program Assistant for approval to register at elaine_innes@bcit.ca.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 26724

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 26724
  • Domestic fees $473.94
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - Jun 21 N/A N/A Distance
Instructor

Shannon Leonard

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$473.94

Important information
  1. Available for exam challenge 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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. This section is an exam challenge for experienced PERINATAL Nurses who have taken equivalent formal training. Students will receive a course information email approximately one month prior to term start. There is one textbook that the student may purchase if they wish. Please contact the Program Head, Farah Jetha at fjetha1@bcit.ca for approval to register. *Please note there is a NEW edition of the Lowdermilk et al. (2024) textbook. **Learners will NOT have access to course materials in this challenge course.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 68743

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 68743
  • Domestic fees $925.57
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - Jun 21 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Shawna Dutschek

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$925.57

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This is an online guided course with one textbook to be purchased from the bookstore. Students will receive a course information email approximately one month prior to term start. *Please note there is a NEW edition of the Lowdermilk et al. (2024) textbook.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

As a healthcare practitioner, you are expected to follow professional standards of practice throughout all SN programs and courses.

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, the student will be able to:

  • Integrate knowledge of fetal growth, development, circulation, and wellbeing into the interpretation of antenatal/intrapartum nursing assessments, care and decision-making processes.
  • Illustrate how nursing assessments, antenatal screenings, and specialized care, within the low-risk childbearing experience, influence the promotion of healthy outcomes.
  • Reflect on the impact of various cultural, societal, and contextual influences on the woman's/pregnant person's and their family's health outcomes throughout the childbearing experience.
  • Apply foundational Perinatal and Neonatal nursing knowledge to the care of women/pregnant people and families throughout low-risk pregnancies and childbirths to determine specialized care, provide education, and promote healthy outcomes.
  • Describe the nurse's role in leveraging their specialty knowledge to promote, protect and support the physiologic processes of labour, birth, postpartum, and the neonatal transition to extrauterine life.
  • Utilize knowledge of infant behaviour, vulnerability, and maternal/neonatal physiological changes in the postpartum period to determine specialized care.
  • Apply foundational Perinatal and Neonatal nursing knowledge to the care of healthy dyads and families during low-risk postpartum to determine specialized care, provide education, and promote healthy outcomes.
  • Summarize the role of the nurse in promoting, protecting, and supporting positive infant feeding experiences.
  • Reflect on your own personal beliefs, values, and biases in the context of nursing care that promotes, protects, and supports positive experiences for families.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of resources and frameworks that can aid in assessment, clinical decision-making, and communication within Perinatal and Neonatal nursing practice.
  • Apply principles of trauma informed, equity-oriented, and family-centred maternal and newborn care to the specialized care of families within the childbearing continuum.​

Effective as of Winter 2024

Related Programs

Perinatal Nursing Theory 1 - Healthy Childbearing Experiences & The Newborn (NSPN 7100) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

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

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