Medical Surgical Nursing II
Total 210 hours (90 Lecture/120 Clinical)
This course is designed to build on prior learning experiences to help 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. Student will continue to use the nursing process, within the self-care framework, to assists clients in meeting their physiological and psychosocial needs in both sub-acute and acute care settings. Students develop and build on skills learned in Medical Surgical Nursing I. Further emphasis is on application of the nursing process and Orem’s self-care Deficit
theory as a framework to organize, plan, and implement 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. Care of clients pre-and postoperatively, and those experiencing cardiovascular and respiratory deviations will be discussed. 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, long-term care, and sub-acute health care facilities.
Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Nutrition,
Fundamentals of Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing I