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Course Syllabus for Maternal and Child Health Nursing

Course Syllabus for Maternal and Child Health Nursing



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The Board of Nursing (BON) Course Syllabus for Maternal and Child Health Nursing
The Board of Nursing (BON) Course Syllabus for Maternal and Child Health Nursing

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Board of Nursing
(Course Syllabus)
I. Description
Concepts, theories, principles and processes basic to the delivery of safe andquality nursing care of mother and child. It encompasses promotive and preventivecare of mothers with normal health conditions including curative and rehabilitativecare to those with disturbances in reproductive health. Further, it focuses on thenursing care to children in various stages of growth and development.
II. Terminal Competencies
1. Utilizes the nursing processes in the care of mother and child/their familiesand communities.2. Communicates effectively with the clients and families as well as with othermembers of the health team in various settings.3. Demonstrates leadership and management skills in promoting safe andquality nursing care to clients.4. Utilizes concepts, theories and principles in the care of clients.5. Utilizes research findings to improve the nursing care to clients, family andcommunity.6. Adheres to ethico-legal and moral imperatives of health care.7. Recognizes his/her responsibility for personal and professional growth anddevelopment.
III. Content Outline
1. Foundation of Maternal and Child Health Nursing Practice/Biophysical Aspects of Human ReproductionA. Philosophy, goalsB. Concepts, theories, principles and standards of careC. Anatomy and physiologyD. SexualityE. Menstrual cycleF. Responsible parenthoodG. Theories and principles of growth and development2. Pregnancy-AntepartumA. Stages of fetal developmentB. Signs and symptoms of pregnancyC. Nursing careD. Birth setting and alternative methods of deliveryE. Physiological and psychological changes of pregnancyF. Needs of pregnant womenG. Danger signs and symptomsH. Complications of pregnancy3. Pregnancy-intrapartumA. Theories of laborB. Components of labor: 3 P-s
C. Nursing care during laborD. Analgesia and anesthesia of labor and deliveryE. Complications of labor and delivery4. Postpartum and NewbornA. Placental stageB. Nursing care of the motherC. Nursing care of the newbornD. Breast feeding/rooming-inE. Complications of postpartum5. Puerperium and InfancyA. InvolutionB. Care of the motherC. Physical, motor, cognitive, psycho-social and language developmentD. Well-baby careE. Nutrition, immunization, play activitiesF. Common problems/disorders of infancy6. ToddlerA. Physical, motor, cognitive, psycho-social, language and moral developmentB. Toilet trainingC. Well-baby careD. Nutrition, immunization, play activitiesE. Common problems/disorders of toddlers7. Pre-Schooler/SchoolerA. Physical, cognitive, psycho-social and moral developmentB. Sibling rivalryC. Play activitiesD. Sex educationE. Common problems/disorders of pre-schooler/schooler8. Pre-adolescent/AdolescentA. Physical, psycho-social and moral developmentB. Sex characteristicsC. Needs and tasksD. Common problems/disorders of pre-adolescent/adolescent9. Problems/Disorders in ChildrenA. PrematurityB. Congenital malformationsC. Nephrotic SyndromeD. Metabolic disturbancesF. Infectious diseases10. Problem/Disorders in Mothers including gynecologic disordersA. High risk maternal conditionsB. Pregrancy related conditionsC. Metabolic, cardiac, hematologic aberrations in pregrancyD. MenopauseE. Cellular aberrations of the reproductive organsF. Degenerative disorders of women

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