September 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 07, 2023  
September 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NM 347 - Family Nursing I & II^

A) This course focuses on nursing care as it relates to the function and structure of the childbearing family, including the specific experiences of pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and the care of newborns.  It explores the nurse’s role in promoting and maintaining family health.  Specific content includes reproductive and sexual health, psychological and physiologic changes of pregnancy, prenatal care, labor, and delivery, postpartum, and the care of the newborn.  Cultural considerations within a family context will be included.

B) The other focus of this course is the nursing care of a child within a family context.  This course addresses care of the pediatric patient from infancy through adolescence.  The class examines the common stressors for the child and family throughout the growing years and evidence-based nursing interventions to help deal with these stressors.  The critical nursing roles of health promotion and disease prevention within the stages of infancy through adolescence are major threads throughout this course.  Developmental stages of children, including common health concerns at these stages, are examined within a family and cultural context. Semester Credit Hours 8.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 195.00. Prerequisite: NM 322 Clinical Nursing II^ . Corequisite: None.