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Maternal Newborn Nursing Exam Review

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Course Description

Presented in lecture format, this course reviews topics for the Maternal Newborn Nursing Exam by the National Certification Corporation (NCC). Elements of the examination are discussed, followed by a review of the content. The major components include pregnancy and birth risk factors, along with complications. It includes maternal and newborn assessment, management and education, along with complications during the postpartum and neonatal periods. 

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Self-report a gain in knowledge of the maternal newborn patient population at an 80% rate as well as the confidence to pass the exam.


Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Understanding the NCC Examination
    Contetn of Exam | Test-Taking Tips
  • Maternal Health Status
    Antepartum Risk Factors and Complications
  • Fetal Assessment in Pregnancy
    Fetal Ultrasound | NST | BPP | Lung Maturation | Prenatal Assessment for Aneuploidy
  • Intrapartum Factors
    Fetal Monitoring | Cord Gas Evaluation | Labor Medications | Labor Complications | Delivery Methods
  • Maternal Assessment and Management in the Postpartum Period
    Physiological Changes and Comprehensive Assessments | Maternal Education | Maternal Complications | Lactation and Newborn Feeding | Maternal Attachment Process

Day 2, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

  • Newborn Assessment and Management
    Transition to Extrauterine Life | Thermoregulation | Gestational Age Assessment | Neurobehavioral and Sensory Assessment
  • Complications of the Newborn: Stabilization and Recognition
    Cardiac | Respiratory | Gastrointestinal | Musculoskeletal | ENT | Blood Disorders | Neuro | Genitourinary | Infectious Disease | Endocrine, Metabolic and Genetic Disorders | Substance Abuse Neonate
  • Aspects of Professional Practice
  • Practice Questions and Review