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NURS 561 - Care of the Childbearing Woman

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in 566 and prior completion of N503, N502, Pharm 1, N678 Transition to Advanced Practice.

Credits: 1

The purpose of this course is to provide the nurse-midwifery student with an introduction to the essential concepts and skills necessary for providing prenatal care to essentially healthy women experiencing normal pregnancies. The focus of this course will be on the normal physiologic changes of pregnancy and how nurse-midwives supports the pregnant woman and her family as they experience these changes and anticipate the birth of their newborn. The course will prepare the nurse-midwifery student to provide basic prenatal care for healthy women, anticipatory guidance throughout the pregnancy and screening for deviations from normal. Student will participate in structured simulations to prepare for clinical practicum experiences in antepartum clinical settings in collaboration with his/her preceptor.

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