NSG 208 Women's Health and Maternity Care

Credit Hours: 
4.00
Course Description: 

Introduces the role of the professional nurse as the provider of care for women and their families throughout childbearing and beyond. Addresses health issues within the context of the family environment while recognizing female maturational milestones and discusses how to utilize critical thinking skills, in a systematic, problem solving process, as a framework for providing safe and effective care. Focuses on relationship-based, family-centered nursing that promotes health and manages illness when caring for the childbearing woman and her family. Coursework also discusses how to research best practices and integrate theory in the care of women from adolescence beyond menopause, with an emphasis on maternity care. Two hours of theory and six hours of clinical/lab per week.

Prerequisites: 
NSG 201, 202, and 207
Co-requisites: 
NSG 206, 209, 212 or Nursing division permission