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Obstetric Nursing - Clinical Practicum for the RN

Course Code: OBST 530

The registered nurse participates in this clinical course and applies theoretical principles and knowledge within the acute perinatal clinical setting. The registered nurse demonstrate safe and professional practice at the novice level in both the labour and birth unit and in the postpartum unit. The registered nurse follows the Perinatal Nursing Standards in Canada (Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses, [CAPWHN] 2018) and central concepts that underpin perinatal nursing of the Canadian Nurses’ Association. By establishing relationships with the pregnant person and neonate at low risk and the family, the registered nurse will facilitate communication, assessment, and education skills with families from diverse backgrounds in varied hospital settings. The registered nurse collaborates effectively with Humber College faculty and members of the health care facility in this preceptored, clinical course and reflects daily upon learning opportunities.

The Obstetric Nursing-RN clinical is 150 hours (half in Labour and Birth and half in Postpartum) and must be completed within a 3-month term. Nurses are required to do two shifts weekly following their preceptor’s schedule.  

Start your clinical placement application process by completing this Clinical Placement Request Form. You will also need to upload a complete HSPnet consent form found here: Form

Here is the link for Health Clearance requirements Health Clearance which may take three months for you to complete. Once your Health Clearance is completed you may register for the clinical course.


OBST 520 & OBST 522 & OBST 523 & OBST 524 & OBST 525 & OBST 508

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