NURS 257 Nursing Care of the Maternal Client Clinical • 1 Cr.


This course provides students the opportunity to engage in health promotion of the pregnant mother and newborn. Students gain confidence in articulating nursing priorities, developing clinical reasoning, and continuing reflective practice. This course focuses on clinical observations, as well as in-hospital experience in labor/delivery and mother/baby care. Formerly NURS 233Z. Prerequisites: NURS 252 with a grade of C or better, and NURS 253 with credit. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify and reduce safety risks for pregnant patients
  • Identify pregnant patient and family learning needs and execute teaching plan
  • Execute nursing process based on principles of pathophysiology, evidence-based practice and individualized patient assessment
  • Use systematic documentation to increase accuracy of clinical records