This course integrates the curriculum conceptual framework of Knowledge, Skills, Values, Meanings and Experience (KSVME) with the nursing care of childbearing women and their families. The course focuses on providing nursing care for healthy women experiencing a healthy pregnancy with the goal of physical safety and emotional satisfaction for the new family. Course content addresses care of mother and baby from conception to postpartum as well as discharge and home care. A brief overview of high-risk situation will be included. Students will practice skills necessary to provide care in prenatal clinics, the labor and delivery suites, newborn nursery, and on the postpartum care units.
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