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NRSG 102 - Medical-Surgical Nursing I


PREREQUISITES: Admission to Nursing Program
COREQUISITES: APHY 102 - Anatomy and Physiology II , NRSG 100 - Fundamentals of Nursing   , NRSG 105 - Medical-Surgical Nursing I Clinical , NRSG 115 - Nursing Lab
PROGRAM: Nursing
CREDIT HOURS MIN: 3
LECTURE HOURS MIN: 3
DATE OF LAST REVISION: Fall, 2020

Provides an understanding of the health care needs of adults experiencing non-complex alterations in health within the context of select medical-surgical concepts. Examines the roles of the licensed practical nurse and the registered nurse in applying the nursing process and implementing the ordered plan of treatment.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:

  1. Describe Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies as they relate to collaborative, safe, culturally competent, and holistic patient-centered care. (SLO 1)
  2. Describe the etiology, pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of common alterations in health. (SLO 2)
  3. Discuss the roles of the licensed practical nurse and associate degree registered nurse in relation to coordination and continuity of care as they collaborate with other members of the inter/intraprofessional team. (SLO 1, 5, 7)
  4. Describe current techniques and strategies for assessing and providing evidence based nursing care to adults with alterations in health within the context of identified concepts. (SLO 4)
  5. Apply basic principles of the nursing process to select patient care scenarios. (SLO 4)
  6. Describe the ordered plan of treatment of adults experiencing non-complex alterations in health. (SLO 2, 4)
  7. Discuss the basic health teaching needs of adults and their significant others while providing care in a collaborative, safe, culturally competent, and holistic patient-centered environment. (SLO 1, 2, 5)


COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -  

  • Managing Care/QSEN competencies
  • Philosophical concepts related to individuals, environment, nursing, health, and the nursing education process
  • Etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and diagnostic testing
  • Introductory identification and prioritization of nursing problems and utilization of the Nursing Process
  • Nursing care and ordered plan of treatment
  • Introduction to safe management of care
  • Introduction to perioperative care
  • Common non complex alterations in health: cellular regulation (immunity, infection, inflammation), urinary function, digestive, gastrointestinal and metabolic function, fluids and electrolytes, perioperative care, tissue integrity, and mobility
  • Basic dosage calculations

 
Course Addendum - Syllabus (Click to expand)