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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Arnot Ogden Medical Center School of Nursing | Evaluated Learning Experience

Nursing 202 Women's Health and Maternal Child Nursing Care

Formerly Nursing 202 Maternity Nursing

Version 1 and 2: 234 (13 weeks); includes 78 hours of theory,156 hours of supervised clinical experience.

Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY.

Version 1: September 1991 - May 2000. Version 2: June 2000 - December 2021.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify moral, legal, ethical, and professional issues that affect clients and families throughout the childbearing cycle; incorporate new nursing concepts based on existing nursing and scientific principles throughout the antepartal, intrapartal, neonatal, and postpartal phased of childbearing; use the nursing process to assist clients/families throughout the childbearing cycle to meet their biopsychosocial needs; use communication techniques in interactions with clients/families as an effective member of the health team to meet the stressors of childbearing; and exhibit qualities of self-development that indicate personal and professional growth.


Version 1: Topics cover the antepartal, intrapartal, postpartal, and neonatal phases of the childbearing family and women's gynecological health. Antepartal content includes normal development of pregnancy, prenatal nursing care and such high-risk conditions as premature rupture of membranes, and pregnancy induced hypertension, diabetes, and cardiac problems. Intrapartal content includes normal labor and delivery. Postpartal content includes normal postpartum care and complications such as hemorrhage, infection, and phlebitis. Newborn content includes normal newborn and nursing care. Complications such as prematurity, infection, and jaundice are presented. Clinical experiences augment instruction in each of these phases. They range from observation and participation in normal and high-risk prenatal care at an obstetrician's office and in a hospital setting, childbirth preparation classes, labor and delivery, caring for normal and high-risk infants in a hospital setting to assess the developmental differences between the normal newborn and those with problems. Students prepare a position paper on a current topic and a literature search to augment the lecture and regular clinical conferences. Version 2: All topics in Version 1; in addition, cultural diversity, alternative medicine, critical thinking scenarios, case studies.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours as Maternity Nursing (7/93) (7/97 revalidation) (6/02 revalidation) (6/07 revalidation) (6/12 revalidation) (6/17 revalidation).