6credits This theory course is a requirement with ADN 407 Clinical Practicum 3 for the associate degree nursing program. This course uses the nursing process and a developmental approach to build upon previous principles of man, health, and the environment as they affect Maternal Child Nursing. It expands on critical thinking and knowledge previously obtained during practical nursing coursework regarding principles of holistic nursing care of obstetrical, neonatal, and pediatric patients. Emphasis is placed on comprehensive nursing care interventions needed for complex health problems. This course will prepare the student with theoretical nursing knowledge needed for entry level associate degree nursing practice. This course will also prepare the student for national examination for nursing licensure.