This course is composed of a seven-week Maternal and Newborn Care component and a seven-week psychiatric Mental Health Nursing component. The Maternal and Newborn Care component focuses on the role of the nurse in the care of the child-bearing family during the antepartal, intrapartal and the postpartal phases of the maternity cycle, as well as the immediate care of the normal newborn and premature infant. The Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Component introduces the student to basic mental concepts, interventions in crisis and family violence, severe mental health disorders, and substance use disorders highlighting treatment for individuals and families within the community.
Special Instructions and Information:
Course meets Mondays 9am-12:40pm in S-748 in N-748.
Department Consent Required
Murray, S. S., et al., (2011). Foundations of Maternal-Newborn Nursing (5th Edition). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. (ISBN-13978-1-4160-0141-6)
Murray, S. S., et al., (2006). Study Guide for Foundations of Maternal-Newborn Nursing (4th Edition.). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. (ISBN-13-13978-1-4160-0144-7)
Essentials of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
A Communication Approach to Evidence-Based Care
Elizabeth M. Varcarolis, RN, MA
Professor Emeritus, Formerly Deputy Chairperson, Department of Nursing, Borough of Manhattan Community College;
Associate Fellow, Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotional Behavioral Therapy (REBT), New York, New York
Current Year Nursing Drug Handbook & Current Guide to Laboratory & Diagnostic Procedures (any publisher is acceptable)
Murray, S. S., et al. Clinical Companion for Foundations of Maternal-Newborn Nursing. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. Lippincott's Review Series: Maternal-Newborn Nursing, 4th Edition. 2005.