Students are introduced to the study and application of the principles required to meet the common needs of the childbearing family. Assessment techniques and strategies unique to the childbearing woman and the newborn are discussed and integrated into the clinical experience. Therapeutic communication and interpersonal relationships are examined with respect for cultural and situational variances. Clinical experiences prepare the student to function as a member of the healthcare team in the role of obstetrical nurse, communicate effectively, and utilize technology and the nursing process to provide holistic care in an ethical manner. This course will utilize lecture, clinical experiences, textbook readings, simulation, current web-based resources and care planning. Prerequisite: Successful completion of NUR 107 and NUR 108. Lecture two hours per week, lab one hour per week.