This course is designed to familiarize students with the normal physiologic processes for nursing care and actions in the care of the childbearing woman, the newborn, and the family. There is specific emphasis on scientific bases for maternal child nursing, nursing process in nursing care, communication in providing safe and effective care with interprofessional collaboration, integration of evidence-based practice, education of the child-bearing family, critical thinking, and the impact of cultural diversity related to childbearing families.