This course is designed for transition nursing students and focuses upon biological, psychological, and sociological concepts as applicable to the childbearing family, newborn and adolescent. Emphasis is upon using the nursing process to promote health, prevent disease, provide nursing care when illness occurs, and assist the client in meeting developmental tasks. Concepts of critical thinking/decision-making, technical skills, cost-effective health care, cultural diversity, and standards of nursing practice are threaded throughout the course.

Prerequisites: BIOL 2301/2101 or 2302/2102; BIOL 2320/2120, PSYC 2301, PSYC 2314;AHA/BLS-HCP (Must be current throughout enrollment in the program). Corequisites: RNSG 1327 and RNSG 1160.