Course description

This course will provide the student with the knowledge and skills required to care for health newborns as well as an introduction to caring for infants with health challenges in the immediate post-birth period from a family-centred approach. The transition from intrauterine to extrauterine life will be examined. Assessment of the infant and family will include physiological, behavioural, and cognitive components. Integration of the new family member and adjustment will be explored. The role of the nurse as educator and care partner will assist the family in their new parental roles to gain confidence and competence in their infant care skills.

Course details

Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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This course is part of the following micro-credential(s):


Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2024 registration opens March 11, 2024. Fall 2024 registration opens July 22, 2024.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery