NURS 220X Maternal/Child Health Nursing • 7 Cr.
Focuses on the childbearing and childrearing family through the maternity cycle from conception to birth and examines the normal growth and development of the child from birth through adolescence. Students learn principles of care of the ill child focusing on adaptation and health maintenance. Prerequisite: NURS 102X and NURS 102Z, and completion of either N221X or N221Z.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- The childrearing portion focuses on the normal growth and development of the child from infancy through adolescence. Fundamental concepts underlying the care of the hospitalized child will be discussed. The child is viewed as a member of the family and thus total patient care includes nursing assessments and nursing interventions to meet the needs of the family with a sick child. Illness is visualized in the context of its interference in the achievement of normal growth and development competencies of the child. The commonly occurring pathophysiologies are discussed in relationship to the age group in which they most frequently occur. Emphasis is placed on the adaptation and maintenance of homeostasis and on utilization of the nursing process in assessing patient needs and planning, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive nursing care for the the childbearing and childrearing family.