BSN 431 Maternal and Child Health

This course emphasizes the use of the nursing process to satisfy human responses of child-bearing families and children from infancy through adolescence that have actual or potential health problems. This Maternal and Child Health will also explore the nurse’s role as care provider and how these roles relate to maternal child nursing. Topics included are communication, critical thinking, pharmacology and client education.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply the nursing process to the pediatric client or the expanding family through the use caring behaviors to promote, maintain and restore health.
  • Demonstrate mastery of safety measures, evidence based practice and environmental control associated with the pediatric, newborn, and maternity client.
  • Thoroughly understand the normal growth and developmental stages from infancy to adolescence.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the administration of pharmacologic agents.