Nursing Care of Childbearing Family

Course Number: NURS 640
Credit(s): 2
Prerequisite(s): NURS 540

The purpose of this antepartum course is to prepare the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) student to begin to function in the role of antepartum care provider. Students will manage the antepartum course of essentially healthy women while beginning to assess for deviation from normal (which may result in collaboration or referral). Psychosocial and cultural aspects of pregnancy within the family structure will be applied to each topic. Issues of health enhancement, nutrition, exercise and sexuality will be stressed.