Perinatal Clinical 1 introduces learners to the nursing care of healthy women, their newborns, and their families throughout the childbearing continuum. This four ¬week clinical course takes place in a hospital setting, with a focus on five key areas of practice: woman and family centered care, assessment of maternal/ fetal/ neonatal well-being, labour support, infant feeding, and documentation. A BCIT instructor and/or a clinical site preceptor will facilitate this course. Registered Nurses (RNs) with six months of full-time experience caring for healthy women, their newborns, and families in a low-risk perinatal setting may be able to challenge this course.
Successful completion of NSPN 7100, 7200, 7250 & 7450 and RN practicing licensure in a provincial/territorial college of Registered Nurses.
This clinical course is available by application only. Please find the clinical application on BCIT's Learning Hub in your NSPN 7200 course under Module 1. If you do not have access to this, please contact the Program Assistant for a clinical application at firstname.lastname@example.org. Clinical Application deadlines are as follows: Winter Term - Oct 1 Spring Term - Feb 1 Fall Term - July 1
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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:
Communicate and collaborate effectively with childbearing women, newborns, their families, and other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
Participate in safe and competent nursing care of childbearing women, newborns, and their families during the intrapartum and postpartum periods under supervision from clinical instructor/preceptor.
Perform a comprehensive and systematic assessment of a pregnant woman in the acute perinatal setting under supervision from clinical instructor/preceptor.
Recognize and interpret variances in assessment data under supervision from clinical instructor/preceptor.
Provide individualized labour support including psychosocial care, comfort measures, information/advice, and advocacy to low-risk labouring women under supervision from clinical instructor/preceptor.
Provide accurate infant feeding information related but not limited to position/latch, frequency/duration, common breastfeeding challenges, and breastfeeding hospital and community resources to childbearing women and their families under supervision from clinical instructor/preceptor.
Document accurately the perinatal nursing care provided on the provincial standardized perinatal nursing forms under supervision from clinical instructor/preceptor.
Analyze the care of childbearing women and their families through critically reflecting on their own practice and learning.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017
NSPN 7300 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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