Medical Surgical Nursing 1 - 5
This Level 1 course introduces medical surgical nursing concepts and practices as they relate to adult clients across the lifespan. Using the nursing process as the framework, the student will begin to recognize alterations in function or illness, and formulate age appropriate nursing interventions. Correlated clinical experiences are provided with adult patients who have basic health problems with predictable outcomes. The roles of Provider of Care, Manager of Care, and Member of the Profession are introduced and integrated throughout the course. Prerequisite: Appropriate standing in the Associate Degree Nursing Program or evaluation of skills and knowledge by the Program Director. Recommended: None. Hours: 45 lect, 135 lab. Offered: F, S. CCS: Occupational Education. Transferable: CSU and Private Colleges.