Comprehensive study of the family life cycle with emphasis on child bearing family human needs. Includes normal growth and development from conception to birth. Discusses ethical/ legal dilemmas of nursing. Clinical focus on utilization of the nursing process in providing safe nursing care to clients throughout pregnancy, the birth process, the postpartal and new born period, in a variety of health care settings. Experiences are designed to expand the student’s understanding of complexity of family dynamics and the concept of wellness within the family unit. Prerequisites: MCRO 2124, PSYC 1603, NUTR 1113, and NURS 1219. Concurrent enrollment: NURS 2135.