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Perinatal Theory 3 Childbearing Families NSPN 7400

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

This course focuses on nurse ­family partnerships, and is shared among the Neonatal, Pediatric and Perinatal Nursing Specialties. Using a post­modern family framework, NSPN 7400 provides students with the opportunity to engage with a selected family in order to establish a relationship characterized by creative listening, respect for diversity, power sharing, and appreciation of own family values. Students will explore concepts such as family health, power, diversity, narrative, lived experience, meaning, context, and imagination.




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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explore the concepts of health, family, family health, family health promotion and family health partnership within the context of family nursing.
  • Contrast phenomenologic family nursing with traditional family nursing theory. Explore the process of engaging in conversations with family members.
  • Analyze family members' narratives in order to illuminate patterns and themes. Explore the relationship between nursing theory and family nursing practice.
  • Explore change theory to imagine possibilities for family­centered care within the context of family nursing practice.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

Perinatal Theory 3 Childbearing Families (NSPN 7400) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Health Sciences

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


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