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The Breastfeeding Experience NSPN 7150

Nursing Specialty Perinatal Course

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

Cost

$274.98 - $894.86 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are four offerings of NSPN 7150 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 85308

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 85308
  • $894.86
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 24 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Jessica Dyck

Course outline

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Cost

$894.86

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. If you have taken any formal breastfeeding education over 20 hours, you may be eligible to challenge or for a transfer credit. Please send your certificate to kheydarian@bcit.ca for review prior to registration. Student will receive a course information email approximately one month prior to term start.
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 85310

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 85310
  • $452.08
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 24 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Siwon Kim

Course outline

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Cost

$452.08

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. This challenge section is for nurses who have some formal breastfeeding training. Please contact the Program Assistant at kheydarian@bcit.ca for approval to register.
Status

In Progress

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

CRN 85312

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 85312
  • $274.98
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 24 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Siwon Kim

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 is a re-registration course for students who were unable to complete the course in the previous term and is a one time only option.
Status

In Progress

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

CRN 90678

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Fri Mar 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 90678
  • $894.86
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 24 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Jacqueline Henderson

Course outline

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Cost

$894.86

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. If you have taken any formal breastfeeding education over 20 hours, you may be eligible to challenge or for a transfer credit. Please send your certificate to kheydarian@bcit.ca for review prior to registration.
Status

In Progress

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

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:

  • 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 Fall 2019

Related Programs

The Breastfeeding Experience (NSPN 7150) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

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

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