SRJC Course Outlines

6/9/2023 5:32:48 PMNRV 52.2 Course Outline as of Spring 2004

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  NRV 52.2Title:  MCH NURSING  
Full Title:  Maternal-Child Health Nursing
Last Reviewed:10/13/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled017 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  NRV 52B

Catalog Description:
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Basic concepts of maternal and child health nursing with an emphasis on wellness. Theory focuses on normal perinatal period for mother, infant and family as a system. Deviations from norms are presented in all aspects of the perinatal period for mother and infant with common interventions and medical/nursing regimens. Normal growth and development for infants through adolescent period in all aspects of nutrition, safety and expectations.

Course Completion of NRV 51

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Maternal-child health nursing theory with an emphasis on wellness. Theory is built upon a foundation for understanding normal growth and development patterns from infancy through adolescence. Deviations from norms and common interventions for the planning of patient care in obstetrical, clinic, and well child settings are discussed.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of NRV 51
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2021
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:
1. Apply concepts from prerequisites to the maternal child specialty.
2. Correlate the normal physiologic processes to the identification of
  abnormal signs and symptoms in the hypothetical scenarios of each of
  the stages of the perinatal period.
3. Describe benefits of prenatal care and identify vital factors and
  nursing interventions related to potential and actual problems.
4. Articulate the stages, symptoms and common nursing interventions for
  each of the phases of labor/delivery process.
5. Describe potential complications of the prenatal and intrapartal period
  and identify nursing interventions and nursing diagnosis that would be
  appropriate, given a hypothetical clinical scenario.
6. Articulate normal and deviations of normal assessment of the newborn
  (i.e. reflexes, blood sugars, Apgar scores, head-to-toe assessment).
7. Identify safety measures important to the care of the new mother and
  her newborn (i.e. identification bands, aseptic techniques, and special
  isolation precautions).
8. Articulate common drugs, side effects and uses for the obstetric and
  the pediatric client.
9. Participate in planning patient teaching guides for hypothetical
  scenarios (i.e. breastfeeding, bathing of infant, bulb suction,
  circumcision care, care of the umbilical cord, postpartum care of a
  variety of situations).
10. Formulate hypothetical care plans for a variety of situations in the
  care of the hospitalized (related to developmental phases).
11. Articulate the phases of growth and development using Erickson's
   theory as a guide for the stages from infancy through adolescence.
12. Plan teaching guides for children and parents related to the phases of
   development (including nutrition, safety and play needs for each stage
   of development).
13. Articulate health maintenance guide for norms of immunization and
  physical exam requirements through childhood.

Topics and Scope
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1. Reproductive & physiologic processes of normal perinatal period.
  a. Prenatal care including signs & symptoms, common discomforts and
  b. Labor & delivery: including role of the vocational nurse (VN),
     stages of labor and common interventions and care of the labor
     patient (including monitoring, common abnormalities of the birth
     process and interventions (i.e. bleeding, diabetes, preterm labor
     pregnancy induced hypertension and the use of analgesia/anesthesia).
  c. Postpartum period: including normal phases and bodily changes and
     common interventions for normal and abnormal problems (i.e. bleeding
     infection, eclampsia, diabetic mothers).
  d. Newborns: including immediate assessment after delivery and normal
    growth and development phases from intrauterine life through neonatal
    period. Apgar scores and basic safety issues, nutrition and patient
    teaching for new parents are reviewed.
  e. Special needs of newborns requiring intensive care and supportive
     care to parents (genetic defects, teratogenic effects, problems with
     infection, gestational age, drug abuse, to name a few).
  f. Care of emergency and scheduled cesarean section with common
     problems and interventions postop.
2. Normal growth and development process:
  a. Fetal development from conception to birth.
  b. Infant and toddler period
  c. Preschool through school-aged child.
  d. Pre-adolescence through adolescent phases of life.
3. Common concerns and interventions related to phases of development for:
  a. Safety issues (i.e. prevention of accidents and poisoning)
  b. Nutrition issues (breastfeeding vs bottlefeeding, special needs of
     toddler, school aged, and adolescent children including deficits).
  c. The meaning of play and needs for each phase of development.
  d. Parenting concerns and issues for each phase of development.
  e. Child abuse issues and nursing interventions.
  f. Erickson's theory of growth and development throughout each phase.
4. Pharmacologic interventions are integrated throughout the theory for
  each phase of development.

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1. Reading assignments: approximately 35-50 pages per week.
2. Case and teaching plans: approximately 1 scenario per week.
3. Written Homework: Course objectives and preparation for case studies.
4. Term papers: Theory papers to support clinical experiences in the care
  of children in clinic and nursery school settings, intermediate care
  facility for developmentally delayed and acute hospital settings.
5. Quizzes: approximately 1 per week.
6. Exams: 2-3 related to obstetrics and growth and development.
7. Pharmacology exams: integrated with tests and final pharm exam for
  maternal/child drugs and calculations.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 40%
Written homework, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 75%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Critical thinking scenarios and case studies
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance points

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Mosby, St. Louis. (2003) and Accompanying Study Guide.
PHARMACOLOGY: A NURSING APPROACH, 3rd ed., by J.L. Kee & E.R. Hayes, W.B.
Saunders, Philadelphia (2003).
INSTRUCTOR PREPARED MATERIALS (NRV 52.2 Syllabus and Powerpoint).

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