Nursing Care Concepts in the Care of the Expanding Family
I. Course Prefix/Number: NUR 106
Course Name: Nursing Care Concepts in the Care of the Expanding Family
Credits: 3(1.5:lec 5 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
1. Apply nursing concepts related to promotion of health during child bearing years.
2. Discuss principles of nursing care related to the child bearing family.
3. Implement the nursing process in a way that is sensitive to the individualized needs of the child bearing family.
4. Demonstrate appropriate skills related to the child bearing family according to established criteria.
5. Utilize therapeutic communication skills to establish a caring nurse/client relationship recognizing cultural differences.
6. Assist client to attain knowledge and skills needed to care effectively for herself and family following discharge.
7. Recognize the importance of accountability in nursing care of the family.
8. Examine ethical standards as applied to the expanding family.
9. Utilize effective communication with peers and health team members recognizing variations in language and culture.
10. Create a caring atmosphere when providing for the needs of clients and families from all cultural backgrounds.
11. Enhance knowledge of the current technology as utilized in the care of the child-bearing family.
12. Incorporate knowledge of community resources in providing care for specific family needs.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
2. Care of the Family in the Intrapartum Period.
3. Care of the Normal Newborn.
4. Care of the Family in the Post-partum Period.
5. Care of the Family at Risk for Complications of Child-bearing.
VII. Methods of Instruction
Demonstration, Guidance of Skill Practice. Supervision of Client Care.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
A. Readings: As assigned.
B. Independent Study
C. Complete Assigned Computer Programs
D. Writing as assigned.
A. Supervised Client Care (Pre & Post Conference)
B. Community Agency Visit
C. Post partum
D. Care Plan (Mother/Newborn) Follow-up phone call or home visit.
IX. Instructional Materials
Selected by course faculty.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
Comprehensive Examination - 40%
Standardized Achievement Tests (NLN)
Clinical: Clinical performance is evaluated using established criteria defined in the student syllabus and the evaluation form.
Students are apprised of their progress in theory and client care on an ongoing basis through written and oral reports. Students must receive a grade of Satisfactory in Client Care and the required grade of C in Theory to pass NUR 106. A failure in any part of the course results in failure in the course.
XI. Other Course Information
B. Class Policy on:
Make-Up Exams: Periodic pre-scheduled examinations shall be given throughout the semester. Anyonewho misses an exam may be allowed, at the discretion of the instructor, to take the test at a later date.
Incomplete Grades: See College catalog.
Late Assignments: Written work is a requirement of the course. Failure to submit completed written assignments constitutes an unsatisfactory grade in the course unless arrangements have been made with the instructor.
C. Support Services
Instructional Media Services
Enrollment Management - Enrollment, registration, evaluation and record-keeping
Office of Research - Surveys and reports
Health Services - health forms, physicals, and medical tests
Bookstore - textbooks
College Relations - Publications and Marketing
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.