Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
NURS 340PL/AC Nursing with Families I 4 sem. hrs.
This course focuses on learning communication and therapeutic nursing interventions with the childbearing family. Health concepts focus on meeting the needs of the childbearing family system via the nursing process with emphasis on men's and women's reproductive issues and the needs of newborn infants. Environmental considerations are addressed as families constantly attempt to adapt to internal and external stressors. Critical thinking principles are utilized by the student when applying therapeutic nursing interventions with the childbearing family in diverse clinical settings while promoting maintaining, restoring and reorganizing health or supporting death with dignity. Theoretical and empirical knowledge from the sciences and liberal arts is integrated to form the basis for interacting with families. Cultural and socioeconomic conditions are studied in relation to health related behaviors of families within a general systems framework. The concepts of accountability and responsibility are reinforced as the student interacts with childbearing families. Computer informatics is used to acquire current relevant information relating to the health of families. Prerequisites: PSYCH 210, NURS 310PL/AC, NS 207, BIO 206, BIO 290. Offered every fall and spring semester.
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