Course Abstract Details

XNURS-213, Medical-Surgical Nursing 3

Credits: 4

Course Description

NURS-213, Medical Surgical Nursing 3, introduces the study of adult client systems with complex multi-system alterations in wellness. The Neuman Systems Model is the framework for the study of client systems in lecture, in the campus laboratories, and in critical care, acute care, and various community health settings. Prerequisite: NURS-212 and NURS-217. Corequisites: NURS-214 and NURS-221. Thirty six and one half hours of lecture, four hours of laboratory and seventy two hours of clinical experience each semester. Four credits. Four billable hours. Offered spring term 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 across the lifespan and with any degree of alteration in wellness. (TSLO RN1)

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. (TSLO RN2; 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. (TSLO RN3; GE2)

4. Provide safe, competent nursing care to the adult client system building upon the knowledge taught in prerequisite nursing courses. (TSLO RN4; 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. (TSLO RN5; GE1)

6. Provide client teaching plan to strengthen normal and flexible lines of defense in the adult client. (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 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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