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NSPN 7150 - The Breastfeeding Experience

Nursing Specialty Perinatal Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$409.59 - $810.63 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2018

Below are three offerings of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 40015

Mon Sep 10 - Fri Nov 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 30 Online

Instructor

Sue Onlock

Course Outline

Cost

$810.63

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This course replaces NSPN 7155 The Breastfeeding Experience - Theory and NSPN 7156 - The Breastfeeding Experience Clinical. If you have previously completed NSPN 7155, please contact the Program Head at reina_van_lagen@bcit.ca for information on PLAR credit for NSPN 7156. Students of NSPN 7150 will recieve a course information email approximately two 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 in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 44176

Mon Sep 10 - Fri Nov 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 30 Distance

Instructor

Sue Onlock

Course Outline

Cost

$409.59

Notes

  1. Available for exam challenge only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This challenge section is for experienced Perinatal Nurses who have some formal breastfeeding training. Please contact 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.

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

In Progress

CRN 44178

Mon Sep 10 - Fri Nov 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 30 Online

Instructor

Sue Onlock

Course Outline

Cost

$249.17

Notes

  1. Available for re-registration (course extension) only.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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. Please have pre-approval from instructor and contact the Program Assistant at epeters14@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.

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

In Progress and Full

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:

  • 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 2017

Related Programs

NSPN 7150 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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