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NURS 360 Medical Surgical Nursing: Foundations

Course Description: The course presents the foundational concepts of medical surgical nursing. This course utilizes the nursing process in order to implement evidence-based nursing interventions for promoting health, reducing the risk of illness, and managing the care of medical-surgical adult patients with acute and chronic illnesses. Promotion of safe and quality outcomes of care for diverse populations across the health-illness continuum will be examined. Students will continue to develop skills in critical thinking, clinical judgment, clinical reasoning, communication, assessment and collaborative management of patient care. Concepts of human growth and development, pathophysiology, pharmacology, genetics, ethics, nutrition will be integrated. Students will have the opportunity to practice in a variety of health care settings.

Course Rotation: PLV:Fall

Credits

5 credits

Prerequisite

NURS 110 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 202 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 212 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 250 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 258 Minimum Grade of C+ and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C) and NURS 320 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 330 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( PSY 110 Minimum Grade of D and PSY 111 Minimum Grade of D) or PSY 112 Minimum Grade of D