Metropolitan State University

NURS 409 : Holistic Nursing Care of Women, Children, and Families

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
 
This course focuses on the holistic nursing care of women during childbearing, children, and families. Students will utilize principles of evidence based practice, theory, and holism in simulation and didactic experiences. Emphasis will be placed on health promotion, illness prevention, and management of alterations of health and wellness in women during childbearing, children, and families.
B. Course Effective Dates: 05/01/2012 - 08/16/2012 08/17/2012 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Evaluate the concepts of health and illness utilizing a holistic, person centered worldview.
  2. Apply Modeling/Role Modeling theory to simulated experiences focused childbearing and alterations in health and wellness for children and families.
  3. Explain the underlying pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and nursing assessments and interventions required for health promotion and alterations in health and wellness for women during childbearing, children, and families.
  4. Differentiate the alterations in physiological and psychological functioning that result from changes in the person┬┐s internal and external environment..
  5. Apply professional standards, nursing process, and principles of evidence based practice to nursing care of women during childbearing, children, and families.
  6. Integrate theoretical foundations of family nursing into holistic nursing practice.
  7. Apply teaching-learning strategies to families.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
None