SRJC Course Outlines

4/14/2024 2:19:51 PMNRV 60C Course Outline as of Spring 2010

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  NRV 60CTitle:  MATERNAL CHILD NURSING  
Full Title:  Maternal Child for Vocational Nursing Part Time
Last Reviewed:9/9/2002

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled12.0011 max.Lecture Scheduled132.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total12.00 Contact Total132.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  264.00Total Student Learning Hours: 396.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Basic concepts of maternity nursing with an emphasis on wellness. Human sexuality and normal development of the reproductive life span. Theory focuses on normal maternal child period for mother, infant and family. Preparation for labor/delivery, postpartum and newborn clinical experience is covered with a theoretical knowledge base of the phases throughout the labor, birth, postpartum and neonatal period. Complications related to labor, postpartum and newborn period are reviewed with common intervention and medical regimens applied. Special problems related to abnormal newborn care of neurologic deficits are covered to prepare for ICFDD experience. Pharmacologic interventions are integrated throughout theory including pain assessment and obstetrical analgesia and anesthesia.

Course Completion of NRV 60B

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Maternal child nursing theory course for the vocational nursing part-time program. Emphasis is on wellness model with a foundation for understanding the prenatal, intrapartal, postpartal and neonatal periods. Growth and development related to human sexuality, fetal development and newborns. Foundation of preparation for clinical experience using Orem's theory.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of NRV 60B
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
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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The student will be able to:
1. Apply prerequisite theory to maternal child specialty.
2. Correlate normal physiologic processes to abnormal signs/symptoms in
hypothetical scenarios of each stage of prenatal and perinatal periods.
3. Describe benefits of prenatal care and relate it to potential problems.
4. Articulate the stages, symptoms and common nursing interventions for
the labor/delivery process.
5. Describe potential complications of birthing by identifying nursing
interventions and diagnoses that would apply to hypothetical situations.
6. Articulate deviations from normal in the assessment of newborns.
7. Identify and articulate rationales for safety measures important to the
care of both the mother and infant.
8. Articulate common drugs, side effects and uses for the obstetric and
pediatric client.
9. Prepare teaching guides for hypothetical clinical scenarios.
(i.e . breastfeeding, bathing of infant, bulb suction, circumcision care,
care of umbilical cord, and postpartum care of a variety of situations.

Topics and Scope
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1. Human sexuality as a normal phase of growth and development through the
life span.
2. S.T.D's (diagnosis and common treatments)
3. Fetal development and common teratogenic effects.
4. Prenatal period with common discomforts and interventions including
potential complications and patient teaching regarding self-care.
5. Beginning signs of labor, phases/stages of labor with common responses
and nursing interventions.
6. Role of the VN in Labor/delivery.
7. Pain assessment and Obstetrical analgesia and anesthesia.
8. Complications of labor and related medical regimens and nursing care.
9. Immediate postpartum assessment and potential complications with
nursing care and pharmacologic interventions.
10. Complications leading to cesearean section including care of the
postop mother.
11. Care of the newborn including assessment in delivery (Apgar scores) a
and normal reflexes, blood sugar, head to toe, and safety issues.
12. Complications of the newborn (requiring intensive care) with special
needs of rehab care for neuromuscular disorders.
13. Patient teaching regarding self care for postpartal period for mother
(breast and peri care, S/S infection, bleeding) and care of the newborn
(clearing airways, bulb, cord care, circ care, safety issues, positioning)
14. Documentation standards in preparation for the clinical settings.

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1. Reading Assignments: approximately 35-50 pages per week.
2. Case study and teaching plans: approximately 1 scenario per week.
3. Written homework: course objectives and prep for case studies.
4. Quizzes: approximately 10 quizzes (3 per week)
5. Exams: 1 final exam for maternity component. 1 pharmacogy exam.

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
5 - 15%
Written homework
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
75 - 80%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Attendance is required with a percentage of points given

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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INGALLS & SALERNO CHILD HEALTH NURSING, 10th ed., by J.C. Novak & B.Broom,
Mosby, St. Louis, (2002) and Accompanying Study Guide.
PHARMACOLOGY: A NURSING APPROACH, 3rd ed., by J.L. Kee & E.R. Hayes, W.B.
Saunders, Philadelphia (2000).
NRV 60C Syllabus.

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