Our nation currently has the opportunity to transform its healthcare system. Nurses can and should play a fundamental role in a transformation that provides seamless, affordable, accessible, quality care. With more than 3 million members, the nursing profession is the largest segment of the nation’s healthcare workforce. According to . News and World Report, the nursing profession ranks #6 in . News Best Jobs for 2014 report. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook , for the 2010-2020 decade, the need for RNs will grow 26% faster than overall average growth in other fields.
Nursing 230 provides the learner with the opportunity to apply fundamental caring concepts to the woman and her family. The major component of this course is the incorporation of family-centered caring concepts within levels of prevention. Caring processes for the pregnant woman and her neonate are applied to support systems balance throughout the perinatal experience. In addition, the needs of women across the lifespan are also studied, with the inclusion of strategies to promote wellness centered on current evidence based practice that incorporate the understanding of diverse client values.