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NSPN 7300 - Perinatal Clinical 1

Nursing Specialty Perinatal Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

Course Details

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.

Prerequisite(s)

Successful completion of NSPN 7100, 7200, 7250 & 7450 and RN practicing licensure in a provincial/territorial college of Registered Nurses.

Credits

5.0

Cost

$1,356.15

Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 31820

Mon Sep 10 - Fri Nov 30 4 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 30 Other

Instructor

Siwon Kim

Course Outline

Cost

$1,356.15

Notes

  1. Clinical lab format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This clinical course is available by application only. Please contact the Program Assistant at epeters14@bcit.ca to request an application.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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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:

  • 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

Related Programs

NSPN 7300 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

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

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