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 Course Title:   Nurse Care Medical-Surgical-Obstet Practicum I

 Title Abbreviation:   NURS CAR M/S & OB PRA I

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    109

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2.25

 CIP:    511613

 EPC:    326

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Provides campus lab and clinical application of theoretical concepts in the care of medical-surgical, and obstetrical patients. Focuses on patients experiencing surgery, pregnancy and childbirth; the normal newborn, in-patient hospitalization, and long-term care. Clinical experiences include acute and ambulatory care settings, and long-term care facilities. Application of the concepts of lifespan, communication, culture, pharmacology, nutrition, safety, and health promotion are integrated throughout. Practical nursing students only.


Prerequisite: NURS 101 and 102. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 103 required.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 11

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 33

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply concepts and information from previous nursing courses and concurrent courses to patient care situations.
  2. Perform basic nursing care under direct supervision for selected patients experiencing pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn.
  3. Implement knowledge of developmental stages of the lifespan in the care of selected patients in acute, ambulatory, and long-term care settings.
  4. Administration of medications to selected patients safely and effectively including the rationale for administration, premedication assessment, nursing actions, related monitoring, and client teaching.
  5. Describe the role of the LPN in developing appropriate nursing care plans for selected patients.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

Course Contents

  1. Basic nursing care skills in campus lab environment.
  2. Medical-surgical nursing care skills in campus lab environment.
  3. Clinical experience – off campus in acute care, ambulatory care, and long-term care.
  4. Medication administration.
  5. Nursing Care Plans.