Course Outline

NURS 2017 Nursing Across the Lifespan

Calendar Description:

This course offers students the opportunity to understand the role of the nurse in various specialized settings. Students will learn how to plan care for individuals and families in specific contexts across the life span.

Prerequisite(s): NURS1027, BIOL2707
Co-requisite: NURS2007, NURS2027
Hours: 3 hrs/week
Credits: 3

Goals for the Course:

Students will develop a foundation for care of women, children and their families as they bear and raise children.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain the nurse's teaching and care roles in promoting fetal and maternal health.
  2. Explore the nurse's role in promoting nutritional health.
  3. Outline the nurse's responsibilities in caring for the family during labour and birth.
  4. Describe family experiences in the postpartum period.
  5. Explore ethical and legal issues related to pregnancy and birth.
  6. Determine how nursing care is modified to meet the unique needs of children and their families.
  7. Describe the nurse's role in supporting the health of ill children and their families.
  8. Outline nursing care of children experiencing selected health challenges with specific attention to the processes of caring, communication, critical thinking and change.
  9. Explore the context within which children experience long term or terminal illness.