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The Breastfeeding Experience NSPN 7150

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

The Breastfeeding Experience course explores foundational concepts for healthcare providers who support mothers, newborns and their families through the breastfeeding continuum. This is a theory-only course that will enable students to acquire the knowledge required by health care providers to support mother/infant dyads in a successful breastfeeding experience. This 3 credit course may be used for those seeking International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) certification or recertification: 1) For certification through pathways 1 and 3 ONLY; this course is equivalent to 45 education hours that may be used as part of the total 90 education hours required. 2) For recertification; this course has been recognized by IBCLC for 45 L-CERPs. Please note that those challenging this course will not receive IBCLC L-CERPs. The IBCLC L-CERPs will be reserved for those who complete the whole course.

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 six offerings of NSPN 7150 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 61959

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 61959
  • 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

Jessica Dyck

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. IMPORTANT: THIS SECTION IS FOR PERINATAL NURSES. IF YOU ARE A NEONATAL NURSE PLEASE REGISTER IN THE NEONATAL SECTION. This is an online guided course. Learners are required to attend two virtual sessions in Weeks 2 and 5 of the course. Dates and further details will be provided at the start of the course. Attendance is mandatory. Students of NSPN 7150 will receive a course information email approximately 1 month prior to term start. If you have completed formal breastfeeding training with a minimum of 18-20 hours and have a minimum of 3-6 months of full-time postpartum nursing experience, please send the certificate and a resume to the Program Assistant at elaine_innes@bcit.ca prior to registering for review as you may be eligible to challenge.
Status

In Progress and Full

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

CRN 65352

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 65352
  • 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 Online
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. IMPORTANT: THIS SECTION IS FOR PERINATAL NURSES. IF YOU ARE A NEONATAL NURSE PLEASE REGISTER IN THE NEONATAL SECTION. This challenge section is for PERINATAL nurses who have at least 18-20 hours of formal breastfeeding education and a minimum of 3-6 months of full-time postpartum nursing experience. Please send a copy of your certificate and resume to the Program Assistant for review and approval at elaine_innes@bcit.ca. **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 65353

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 65353
  • 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

Michelle Hopkins

Course outline

View

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. IMPORTANT: THIS SECTION IS FOR PERINATAL NURSES. IF YOU ARE A NEONATAL NURSE PLEASE REGISTER IN THE NEONATAL SECTION. This is a re-registration course for PERINATAL learners who were unable to complete the course in the previous term and is a one time only option. You must have approval from your instructor, please forward the email to the Program Assistant at elaine_innes@bcit.ca for review and approval to register.
Status

In Progress

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

CRN 68736

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 68736
  • 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

Ali Lee

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. IMPORTANT: THIS SECTION IS FOR NEONATAL NURSES. IF YOU ARE A PERINATAL NURSE PLEASE REGISTER IN THE PERINATAL SECTION. This course is for NEONATAL Nurses. This is an online guided course. Learners are required to attend two virtual sessions in Weeks 2 and 5 of the course. Dates and further details will be provided at the start of the course. Attendance is mandatory. If you have completed formal breastfeeding training with a minimum of 18-20 hours and have a minimum of 3-6 months of full-time postpartum nursing experience, please sent the certificate and a resume to the Program Assistant at sandra_mcivor@bcit.ca (prior to registering) for review as you may be able to challenge.
Status

In Progress

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

CRN 68744

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 68744
  • 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

Michelle Hopkins

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. IMPORTANT: THIS SECTION IS FOR PERINATAL NURSES. IF YOU ARE A NEONATAL NURSE PLEASE REGISTER IN THE NEONATAL SECTION. This is an online guided course. Learners are required to attend two virtual sessions in Weeks 2 and 5 of the course. Dates and further details will be provided at the start of the course. Attendance is mandatory. Students of NSPN 7150 will receive a course information email approximately 1 month prior to term start. If you have completed formal breastfeeding training with a minimum of 18-20 hours and have a minimum of 3-6 months of full-time postpartum nursing experience, please send the certificate and a resume to the Program Assistant at elaine_innes@bcit.ca prior to registering for review as you may be eligible to challenge.
Status

In Progress

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

CRN 69296

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 69296
  • 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 Online
Instructor

Ali Lee

Course outline

View

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. IMPORTANT: THIS SECTION IS FOR NEONATAL NURSES. If you are a Perinatal Nurse please register in the Perinatal section. This NEONATAL challenge section is for nurses who have at least 18-20 hours of formal breastfeeding education and a minimum of 3-6 months of full-time postpartum nursing experience. Please send a copy of your certificate and resume to the Program Assistant for review and approval at sandra_mcivor@bcit.ca. **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.

Learning Outcomes

As a healthcare practitioner, you are expected to follow professional standards of practice throughout all SN programs and courses. In this course, you will have opportunities to use the processes of critical thinking, systematic inquiry, communication, collaboration, leadership, professionalism, and clinical decision-making. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain key breastfeeding concepts and practices in relation to primary health care.
  • Describe the composition of human milk.
  • Identify key principles that support lactation.
  • Describe the interconnection of the various elements of the initial feed and how care-practices affect the ongoing breastfeeding experience.
  • Describe strategies to assist and support mothers with breastfeeding challenges.
  • Recommend hospital and community breastfeeding resources and strategies that promote, support, and protect both mothers and infants with special health situations that can challenge the breastfeeding experience.
  • Identify global initiatives related to implementing change to promote, support, and protect a breastfeeding culture.
  • Acknowledge personal attitudes and beliefs about breastfeeding and be aware of how they may impact the care and support of the breastfeeding dyad.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

Related Programs

The Breastfeeding Experience (NSPN 7150) 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. Perinatal Nursing Specialty (Standard Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  4. Specialty Nursing (Neonatal)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time
  5. Specialty Nursing (Perinatal - Standard Option)
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing Part-time

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