Maternal Child-Nursing

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Course Description:
Designed to present the knowledge and skills to care for a client from conception through adolescence, the course presents an introduction of high risk factors. The nursing process provides a framework for planning care on the wellness-illness continuum. Clinical experiences may be provided in both clinic and acute care settings. Specific exercises in management principles are provided in the clinical setting.


Course Details


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

Corequisites: NUR 2522C/L, Humanities



Kali Gray, MSN, RN
850-718-2294 (office) (preferred method of contact is through Canvas messaging)


Required textbooks/ course materials:

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McKinney, E.S., James, S.R., Murray, S.S., & Ashwill, J.W. (2021). Maternal-Child Nursing, 6th Ed. St. Louis: Elsevier. (ISBN: 9780323697880)

McKinney, E.S., James, S.R., Murray, S.S., & Ashwill, J.W. (2021). Study Guide Maternal-child nursing, 6th Ed. St. Louis: Elsevier. (ISBN: 9780323711890).



Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.


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.

Healthy People 2030

National Patient Safety Goals



Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Apply Nursing Process in nursing care of pregnant client, as well as growth and development of a client from newborn through adolescence.
  • Explain common psychological and physiological changes that occur during pregnancy, birth and through adolescence as well as the underlying principles for these changes.
  • Demonstrate assessment of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, and adolescents.
  • Identify antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum complications, their treatment and nursing care.
  • Discuss the role of the nurse in providing culturally competent care of diverse populations from conception through adolescence in regards to disease processes.
  • Identify the different types of abuse seen in families and the basic disease processes that can occur within the body system to include clinical manifestations, nursing interventions, nursing interventions, complications, evaluations and management.
  • Discuss health promotion activities for the obstetric and pediatric population.
  • Formulate a nursing care plan and teaching plan for the obstetric or pediatric client with genetic, physiological or psychological disorder.

N1-N5 for all

Unit Tests, Quizzes, Final Exams, Skills Performance, Clinicals, Cumulative Final, Report/Presentation, Writing Assignments, Tests, Homework, Skills Demonstration, Observations, Discussion Board


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Lecture, discussions, projects, selected readings, handouts, audio-lectures, audiovisuals, clinical lab, simulation lab, portfolios, assignments, quizzes, or exams. See first day handout for specific evaluation methods.


Alternate Grading Scale

This course uses an alternate grading system that differs from the college-wide grading scale. The following scale indicates a student's standing in the course:
A – 90 – 100
B – 80 – 89
C – 75 – 79
D – 60 – 74
F – 59 or less

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