Medical Surgical Nursing I
Total 210 hours (90 Lecture/120 Clinical)
This course is designed to build on prior learning experiences utilizing Orem’s Self-care framework. It helps the student develop knowledge and skills, which will aid him/her in understanding the needs of patients and families with acute- and chronic-health problems.
Focus is on the nursing needs of patients whose conditions require adaptation to limitations of daily living and interruption with the family unit and/or return to the community. Further emphasis is on application of the nursing process and the implementation of effective nursing intervention based on identified problems. Critical thinking continues to be used within a self-care framework of the nursing process. Principles of nutrition, pharmacology, and communication are correlated throughout the course. The student
will spend time in the patient care area and will be expected to assume more
responsibilities for his/her nursing actions. Related clinical experiences will take place in the hospital, outpatient surgical center, long-term care, and sub-acute health care facilities.
Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Nutrition,
Fundamentals of Nursing.