Course Abstract Details

XNURS-211, Medical-Surgical Nursing 1

Credits: 8

Course Description

NURS-211, Medical Surgical Nursing 1, introduces the study of adult client systems with acute and chronic alterations in wellness. The Neuman Systems Model is the framework for the study of client care in lecture, in the campus laboratories, and in acute and rehabilitative facilities. Prerequisites: NURS-103 and NURS-150. Seventy two hours lecture, six hours laboratory, and one hundred thirty seven hours clinical experience each term. Eight credits. Eight billable hours. Offered Spring semester only. Additional $100 fee required.


Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate in the clinical setting, in individual and group conferences, in written communications, and on written examinations a continuing knowledge of the concepts of professional nursing. The student will:

1. Practice nursing within an established theoretical framework, the Neuman Systems Model, at the generalist level for the adult client system across the lifespan and with any degree of alteration in wellness, with assistance. (TSLO RN1; TSLO PN1)

2. Use the nursing process to prioritize nursing care for the adult client system experiencing stressors from the internal and external environment as a means of decision-making for refining and evaluating practice, with assistance. (TSLO RN2; TSLO PN2; GE3)

3. Use critical thinking and applied theories, principles, evidenced-based nursing, and concepts in making decisions to assist the adult client system to attain, maintain and retain stability, with assistance. (TSLO RN3; TSLO PN3; GE2)

4. Provide safe, competent nursing care to the adult client system building upon the knowledge taught in prerequisite nursing courses. (TSLO RN4; TSLO PN4; GE3; GE5)

5. Implement comprehensive therapeutic communication skills, both written and verbal, when interacting with the adult client system and members of the health care team during primary, secondary and tertiary preventions, with assistance. (TSLO RN5; TSLO PN5; GE1)

6. Provide a client teaching plan to strengthen normal and flexible lines of defense in the adult client, with assistance. (TSLO RN6; TSLO PN6; GE5)

7. Demonstrate through practice, the legal and ethical parameters while caring for the adult client system that is retaining, attaining, and/or maintaining the goal of system stability. (TSLO RN7; TSLO PN7; GE7)

8. Analyze the impact of one?s own behaviors, attitudes, and values in helping the adult client system deal with physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables. (TSLO RN8; TSLO PN8; GE6; GE7)

9. Demonstrate accountability for decision-making related to nursing by internalizing professional workforce behaviors. (TSLO RN9; TSLO PN9; GE7)

10. Demonstrate commitment to continued learning by self-directed learning, professional growth, and professional organization membership. (TSLO RN10; TSLO PN10; GE7)

11. Delegate care of the adult client system to appropriately prepared health care personnel. (TSLO RN11; TSLO PN11)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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