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PNURSE 112 - Med-Surg Nursing I

Credits: 5
Provides an overview of the nursing care and management of clients of all ages with common medical - surgical conditions. Etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, medical management, nutrition, diagnostic testing, health promotion, and the nursing process and clinical judgement will be integrated to assist the client’s health and functioning.

Enrollment Requirement: Admission into the Practical Nursing Program

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify normal/abnormal pathophysiology of common medical surgical conditions experienced by clients across the life-span.
  2. Discuss the etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic tests and medical management of common medical surgical conditions experienced by clients across the life-span.
  3. Describe the role of the nurse, using the nursing process and clinical judgement, when caring for the client with common medical surgical conditions experienced by clients across the life-span.
  4. Describe legal, ethical, social determinants of health, cultural and ethnic diversity considerations when providing care for clients across the lifespan
  5. Identify nutrition and health promotion activities related to the common medical surgical conditions experienced by clients across the life-span.
  6. Examine the indications, implications, side effects, contraindications, client teaching and safety precautions for clients receiving medication related to course theory content.

Program Outcomes
  1. Provide safe, quality, evidence-based, innovative client-centered nursing care to diverse clients across the lifespan.
  2. Engage in clinical judgement that integrates evidence, nursing, physical and psychosocial sciences, to ensure healthcare quality and safety, and make client/relationship centered care decisions within the scope of practice of the practical nurse.
  3. Participate in collaboration and teamwork with the inter-professional team, the client, and the client’s support persons to provide and improve client care and communication.
  4. Integrate quality improvement activities and advocacy skills to enhance client care.
  5. Utilize information technology and supportive resources to improve client care processes within the healthcare system.
  6. Incorporate legal and ethical guidelines within the scope of practice of a practical nurse to enhance client care and professional development.




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