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NSNE 7110 - Neonatal Theory 1, Modified

Nursing Specialty Neonatal Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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Course Details

This course had been specifically created to meet the needs of nurses working in community hospitals who care for stable, but vulnerable, infants. These infants are generally experiencing non life-threatening problems, but are at risk for a variety of health challenges. The purpose of the course is to facilitate your learning about the common health challenges that infants being cared for in hospital can experience. To that end, the course will focus on the theory and clinical skills required to promote health and reduce morbidity for these infants. The complex pathophysiology underlying neonatal health challenges of preterm, late preterm and post term infants will be examined. In addition the role of the family and the impact that the environment plays in either limiting or contributing to infant vulnerability is also addressed.



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Learning Outcomes

As licensed health care practitioners, all learners will practice in accordance with professional standards of practice throughout the course. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Interpret infants’ responses to the environment through the integration of principles of growth and development, vulnerability, and coping.
  • Establish partnership relationships with infants and families.
  • Assess an infant’s vulnerability based on gestational age, growth and development, and environmental influences.
  • Plan the nursing care of infants experiencing common, non-life-threatening health challenges.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

NSNE 7110 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Perinatal Nursing Specialty (Standard Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate
  2. Specialty Nursing (Perinatal - Standard Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Science in Nursing


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