Maternal Child-Nursing

Course Code: NUR2440C

Credit Hours: 6

Effective beginning: Fall 2020


Course Description:
This course is designed to present the nursing student with knowledge and skills related to care of a client from conception through childhood and adolescence. The course will present an introduction of high risk factors in these areas. The nursing process provides a framework for planning care for clients on the wellness-illness continuum with inclusion of human growth and development, culture diversity, pharmacology, and administration of medications, nutrition, legal aspects of practice, interpersonal relationships, and current issues in nursing. Concepts related to pre-, intra-, and postoperative cares are discussed. Clinical experiences may be provided in both clinic and acute care settings. Specific exercises in management principles are provided in the clinical setting. ½ didactic hour per credit and 1 clinical hour per credit week x semester credit hours x theory hours x clinical hours and x Lab/Simulation hours. All courses without the NUR prefix may be taken prior to entering the program. NUR courses must be taken in the semester that they are scheduled per the academic advising guide and admission schedule.  Microbiology with Lab must be completed by the end of the semester listed on the academic advising guide.  Humanities must be completed by the end of the semester listed on the academic advising guide.  Students may not progress to the following semester unless all courses in the present semester have been completed with a “C” or higher.

Course Details


NUR 1211C/L, NUR 2142, MCB 2010C/L, DEP 2004

Co-requisites: NUR 2522C/L, Humanities

(see above information in course description)


AnnaMarie Johnson, RN, MSN


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Keltner, N. L. & Steele, D.  (2019). Psychiatric Nursing. 8th ed.  Mosby Elsevier, St. Louis.  ISBN # 9780323479516.

ATI-Optimal Essential Package


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Professional standards that guide the student learning outcomes include the following sources: Healthy People 2020, National Patient Safety Goals, and ACEN standards.

N1. Demonstrate effective therapeutic communication within a variety of health care contexts.

N2. Provide patient-centered nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings to a diverse patient population.

N3. Demonstrate clinical judgement in the delivery of nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings.

N4. Demonstrate use of information and technology for nursing care.

N5. Will demonstrate professional practice as defined by the State Board of Nursing Scope of Practice for the registered nurse.

Professional Standards

Healthy People 2020

ACEN Standards

National Patient Safety Goals


Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Formulate a treatment plan guided by the different theories of mental disorders.

Facilitate a therapeutic relationship in the mental health care setting.

Outline the nursing process in the mental health setting.

Model therapeutic communication in mental health nursing.

Assess the role of family, community, and cultural diversity in mental health nursing.

Accurately appraise legal and ethical issues in mental health nursing.

Relate the foundations of neurology, including psychopharmacology.


Unit Tests, Quizzes, Final Exams, Skills Performance, Clinicals, Cumulative Final, Report/Presentation, Writing Assignments, Tests



Lecture, discussions, projects, selected readings, handouts, audio-visuals, and clinical lab.

Unit Exams, 70%

Final Exam, 20%

Grand Rounds, 5%

Assignments, 5%

Unit Exams:  Unit exams will be provided for each major topic area discussed per the lecture calendar.  Unit Exam questions will include questions regarding topic areas, questions that build on past knowledge, and will consist of a variety of formats. Make up tests will be different from the test given in class and will be provided to students at the Testing Center. Drug math will be included on every exam. Honorlock proctoring services will be utilized to administer unit exams if remote testing is necessary.

If the test is computerized, students must review the rationales for each question missed before leaving the computer lab. Any questions that occur from this review must be brought to the instructor’s attention before leaving the computer lab or students forfeit the right to bring questions up once they leave the computer lab. In order to ensure security of the exams, review of computerized exams will not be performed at any other time.  Assigned seating in the computer lab is at the discretion of the instructor for the course.   If the test is paper, an announcement will be made in class as to the date and time of the review.  In general, the review of the paper test is during or after the next scheduled class period for the course.

Pop Quizzes:  Quizzes are given at the discretion of the instructor.  Students who come to class late will not be allowed to participate in the pop quiz and will receive a grade of zero (0) for the quiz grade.

Grand Rounds Presentation: This presentation topic is designed as a clinical group project. The purpose of the presentation is to demonstrate learned mental health concepts, teamwork, and collaboration. Specific guidelines, topics, and further details provided by the instructor.

Final Exam:  A cumulative final exam (of all course material) will be provided as an evaluation method to determine the level of learning for the student for the entire course. The final exam with be provided by ATI and will be scheduled for the student on the computer. The final exam must be taken at the college with faculty monitoring the exam. The schedule of the ATI final is subject to change depending upon availability of the computer lab for testing. The final exam has a weight of 20%.


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