Clinical - Care of the Childbearing Family Syllabus for 2021-2022
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Jones Hall Room 230

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By appointment

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RNSG-1160-002 Clinical - Care of the Childbearing Family


Course Description

A health-related work based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.

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Department Expectations

Occupational License Disclaimer

Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:

Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

Melodie Graves
Justice Involved Advocate
Student Service Center 117
Make appointment at

You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.


(1 sem hr; 3 clinical)

Class Type


Syllabus Information



McKinney, E., James, S., Murray, S., Nelson, K., Ashwill, J.(2013). Maternal-Child Nursing, 5th Ed., Saunders/Elsevier.



Any textbook designed to help students analyze and interpret lab results

Maternal-Child Nursing, Study Guide, (McKinney, James, Murray, Nelson, & Ashwill)

Taber’s Cyclopedia Medical Dictionary (F.A. Davis)



Course Point Plus






When in the role of a student in any clinical setting, the student is to be professional in appearance. 


The Student Uniform will be:

  -Royal blue in color and include a uniform/lab jacket, scrub top, and pants. No Galaxy Blue uniform colors are permitted. Please       read the color descriptions carefully when ordering or buying uniforms. 

  -Clean, neatly pressed, and well-fitting. Pants may not drag the floor. 

  -Athletic shoes that cover the entire foot. 


The Student Uniform should not include:

   -Uniform that is too baggy or too tight. 

   -Uniform pants made of knit material. 

   -High top tennis shoes, clogs, sandals, open toes or backless shoes. 


Amarillo College School of Nursing patches, purchased from the Amarillo College Bookstore, are to be visible at all times on a student's clothing. The patch is to be firmly attached to the upper left chest 4 inches from the shoulder on the lab jacket and on the left sleeve of the scrub top 2 inches from shoulder seam. Amarillo College uniform is to be worn only for Amarillo College clinical.


An Amarillo College picture ID name tag is to be worn and visible at all times. 

Hair, jewelry, and make-up should be used conservatively. 

   -Hair is to be fashioned in a manner that prevents ot from falling into any patient areas. 

   -Hair MUST be secured away from the face, and groomed so that vision is not hampered. 

   -Hair longer than collar length must be secured in a ponytail. 

   -Hair clips may be worn, but must match the color of the students' hair as closely as possible. Hair bows may not be worn. 

   -Conservative hair color (not blue, purple, green).

   -A student may only wear wedding rings and watch. 

   -Any piercing jewelry must be a stud and not be larger than 5mm. 

   -Make-up is to be used conservatively. 

   -Tattoos that are explicit, profane or gang related must be covered. Exposed tattoos must be approved by faculty. 

   -Fragrances should not be worn in the clinical setting. 

   -Smoking or other use of tobacco products (including, but not limited to, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, pipes, cigars, snuff, or chewing tobacco) is prohibited in any Amarillo College building and at all clinical site healthcare facilities, including SimCentral. Smoking is prohibited on all Amarillo College campuses, and all health care facilities that have been designed "Smoke Free." A student that smells of smoke may be asked to leave the clinical setting. 

   -Fingernails need to be clean and not extend over 1/4 inch past the fingertip. If nail polish is worn, it should be clear. Artificial nails may not be worn in the clinical setting. 





Clinical requirement- Mobile Device with Webcam, Maximum size 10 inch





Operating System

Windows 7, 8, or 10

Mac OSX 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9

Windows 10

Mac OSX 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9


1 GHz processor

2 GHz or faster processor


2 GB of RAM

4 GB of RAM or higher

Monitor Resolution

1024 x 768

1024 x 768 or higher

Free Hard Disk Space

32 GB of free disk space

64 GB or higher of free space

Internet Connection

Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a consistent minimum speed of 1.5 Mbps.

Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a speed of 4 Mbps or higher

Internet Browser**

Respondus Lockdown Browser and IE8, IE9, Safari 4+, Chrome or Firefox

Respondus Lockdown Browser and Firefox


Java is required to use Blackboard. Download Java.

Macromedia Flash Player

Flash is required to play videos within the Blackboard system. Download Flash  

Student Performance


Satisfactory completion of all assignments.

Satisfactory achievement of the Clinical Performance Evaluation of Competency (CPEC).

100% attendance in clinical

Satisfactory completion of clinical simulations.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Log in using the AC Connect Portal

In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior


Refer to the ADN Student Handbook (Professional Conduct), ANA Code of Ethics, and the AC Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Grading Criteria


The following criteria and grading scale will be used to determine the clinical grade:

Clinical Performance Score (CPEC) 100%

Grades will be assigned based on total scores of:

            A=       90-100

            B=       80-89

            C=       75-79.9 **Effective May 18, 2014

            D=       60-74

* Grades will not be rounded.


According to the Academic Progression and Graduation Requirements for All Students, “Students must have a grade of “C” or better in all required courses in order to progress to the next level in the nursing program. Any didactic nursing course with a required co-requisite clinical course is integrated and inseparable from the clinical course; therefore, a student must pass both courses with a “C” or better in the same semester in order to be eligible to enroll in the next level of courses. Students admitted to the ADN Program in spring 2014 and thereafter are ineligible to continue in the program when they have two or more course failures. A course failure means a grade of “D” or “F” and when a student withdraws (drops) from a course.”


100% attendance in clinical and simulations.


Clinical calendar will be emailed to each student after assignments are made.

Additional Information





1.  Utilize an ethical-legal framework and applicable professional standards in caring for childbearing families.              

2.  Utilize personal strengths to own professional development in the care of childbearing families.

3.  Implement quality nursing care practices for the childbearing family.


4.  Function with increased confidence and skill to assist in the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health of the childbearing family.

5.  Utilize a systematic process and clinical reasoning to provide holistic patient-centered care for childbearing patients and their families.

6.  Apply nursing concepts specific to meeting unique psychosocial needs of the childbearing family.

7.  Demonstrate the principles of health teaching for the childbearing patient and family.

8.  Utilize basic nursing skills in the care of the childbearing patient and family.

9.  Utilize effective communication skills and compassionate behaviors when interacting with diverse childbearing patients and families.

10.  Identify community resources in meeting the needs of childbearing patients and families.


11.  Incorporate evidence-based practice data from current literature to improve safety and quality of care for childbearing patients and families.

12.  Demonstrate knowledge of governmental and organizational accreditation requirements and professional standards for safety as it pertains to the childbearing family.


13.  Participate with the interdisciplinary team to provide holistic patient-centered care to childbearing patients and families.

14.  Demonstrate appropriate communication skills while interacting with other health care team members in the care of childbearing patients and families.

15.  Utilize current technology in the efficient management of holistic patient-centered care for childbearing patients and families.

16.  Assume the professional nursing role within the health care team while providing care to childbearing patients and their families.






A student who has a grievance concerning an academic course in which he or she is enrolled should make an appeal in the following order to the:

       1. Instructor: Catherine Stout 354-6029

       2. ADN Clinical Coordinator: Teresa Herrera 467-3002

       3. Program Director: Dr. Liz Matos 354-6024

       4. Associate Dean of Health Sciences: Kim Boyd 354-6060

       5. Dean of Health Sciences: Kim Crowley 354-6087

       6. Associate VP of Academic Affairs: Becky Burton 371-5122

       7. VP of Academic Affairs: Dr. Tamara Clunis 371-5226




Syllabus Created on:

10/13/21 9:58 AM

Last Edited on:

10/13/21 9:58 AM