Course Abstract Details

XNURS-212, Medical-Surgical Nursing 2

Credits: 4

Course Description

NURS-212, Medical Surgical Nursing 2, continues 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 systems in lecture, in the campus laboratories, and in acute and perioperative settings. Prerequisites: NURS 211. Corequisites: NURS 217. Thirty six and one half hours of lecture, ten hours of laboratory and seventy two hours of clinical experience each semester. Four credits. Four billable hours. Offered Fall semester only. Additional $100 fee required. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW.

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 with any degree of alteration in wellness in the acute and Perioperative setting. (TSLO RN1)

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

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

4. Provide safe, competent nursing care for the adult client system. (TSLO RN4; GE3; GE5)

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

6. Provide client teaching to strengthen normal and flexible lines of defense. (TSLO RN6; 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; 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; GE6; GE7)

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

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

11. Delegate care of the adult client system, with assistance, to appropriately prepared health care personnel. (TSLO RN11)

Learning Goals

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

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