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

Nursing Specialty Perinatal Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$417.61 - $826.67 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2019

Below are three offerings of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 41147

Mon Jan 07 - Fri Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 29 Online

Instructor

Dorothy Zielke

Course Outline

Cost

$253.98

Notes

  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 41456

Mon Jan 07 - Fri Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 29 Online

Instructor

Andrea Heavenor

Course Outline

Cost

$417.61

Notes

  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This section is an exam challenge for experienced Perinatal Nurses who have taken equivalent formal training. Students will receive a course information email approximately 2 weeks prior to term start. There is one textbook that the student may purchase if they wish. Please contact the Program Head at reina_van_lagen@bcit.ca for approval to register.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 19662

Mon Jan 07 - Fri Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 29 Online

Instructor

Dorothy Zielke

Course Outline

Cost

$826.67

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This is an online course with one textbook to be purchased from the bookstore. Students will receive a course information email approximately 2 weeks prior to term start.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Learning Outcomes

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:

  • Distinguish the difference between fetal growth and development and how each is assessed during pregnancy.
  • Describe variations to fetal growth and development and how they may impact the fetus’s transition to extrauterine life.
  • Describe the rationale for and components of antenatal assessments, screening, and care in the promotion of healthy maternal and neonatal outcomes.
  • Discuss the impact of social context including choice of care provider on the pregnancy experience.
  • Describe the normal process of labour including the cardinal movements, 5Ps, stages, phases, and how these concepts are related to each other.
  • Summarize the hormonal physiology of labour and birth and the impact of stress and uncertainty on the birthing experience.
  • Discuss the role of the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team in providing care to women across the childbearing continuum.
  • Identify variances in antenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum assessment data.
  • Describe the normal physiologic transition of the fetus to extrauterine life.
  • Summarize the interaction between infant behaviours and infant communication, and the implications for nursing practice.
  • Describe the role of the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team in providing developmentally supportive care for vulnerable neonates.
  • Explain the neonatal and maternal benefits of breastfeeding.
  • Summarize the role of the nurse in promoting, protecting, and supporting breastfeeding.
  • Analyze the effect of nursing attitudes and beliefs surrounding infant feeding and how they affect patient care.
  • Summarize the essential components of postpartum care and discharge teaching for childbearing women and their families.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017

Related Programs

NSPN 7100 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

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

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Winter 2019

Books for Winter 2019 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

Maternity & Women's Health Care
Author Lowdermilk
Publisher Elsevier
Copyright 2016
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-32316-918-9
Price $174.95
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