Sep 25, 2018
NURS 121 Medical-surgical Nursing I4 credits
The first of two courses presenting nursing care as it relates to common disturbances of homeostasis. Critical thinking skills and cultural needs of the client are introduced. Students utilize a systems approach to patient care.
Prerequisites: NURS 111 , NURS 112 .
Corequisites: NURS 122 .
Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Holistically care for self, patients, colleagues, and community within an ethical, legal, and diverse framework within the scope of practice of the RN
- Demonstrate competency in educating and communicating with patients, families, interdisciplinary teams, and systems with a focus on quality health care and promotion and functional patient outcomes
- Use proper medical terminology in communicating verbal and written information to health care team (QSEN: Patient Centered Care) (GO: Communication)
- Describe common disease processes (GO: Intercultural Appreciation)
- Recognize effective communication techniques that promote client and family involvement (QSEN: Safety) (GO: Communication)
- Implement the nursing care process to demonstrate safe, competent and evidence-based care within a variety of settings using appropriate tools and technologies
- Identify key assessment data for specific disorders (Go: Communication)
- Recognize manifestations of common disease processes(GO: Critical Thinking)
- Utilize clinical reasoning skills to synthesize patient assessment data, scientific knowledge, and pharmacology to safely manage a rapidly changing health care status
- Identify appropriate nursing actions based on available assessment data and specific disorders(QSEN: Evidence-based Practice)
- Provide leadership to effectively collaborate and delegate with patient, family, interdisciplinary, systems administration and the wider community
- Describe the nurse role and responsibility in regards to legal and ethical considerations in client and family care (QSEN: Patient Centered Care)
- Demonstrate an understanding of leadership and advocacy traits that promote work place, client, and family wellbeing (GO: Teamwork)