This course focuses on the roles of the professional nurse as provider of care; designer, coordinator, and manager of care; and member of a profession in caring for diverse families, women during childbearing years, and children from utero through adolescence. Students learn how to provide nursing care that is patient-centered, holistic, evidence-based, and culturally competent. Nursing and family theory as well as communication theory are examined in the context of caring for childbearing families, women and children. Lecture three hours. Prerequisite: admission to the BSN degree program.
Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016