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 Course Title:   Nursing Care Multi Medical-Surgical Patients I

 Title Abbreviation:   NURS CARE MULTIDI PT I

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    105

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    511613

 EPC:    326

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Examines the nursing care of medical and surgical patients with multidimensional alterations in the lymphatic system, immune system, the hematologic system and the nervous system. Focuses on principles and skills necessary to meet more complex physical and psychosocial needs of patients throughout the lifespan. Nursing leadership and the expanded role of the LPN is examined. Concepts of lifespan, communication, culture, pharmacology, nutrition, safety, and health promotion are integrated throughout. Practical nursing students only.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: NURS 103, 104, 109 and 110. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 111 required.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the nursing care of medical and surgical patients with an altered immune response.
  2. Explain the function of the hematologic system, and nursing implications of care for the patient with disorders of the hematologic system.
  3. Discuss nursing care of the patient with conditions of the lymphatic system.
  4. Describe the expanded role of the LPN and leadership skills used in providing nursing care.
  5. Describe the nursing considerations in delegation, assignment, and staffing.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

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 . . .
6.4 Use self-reflection to recognize and define a sense of self-identity in personal, social/gender, and/or cultural/global terms and in relationship to others.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.

Course Contents

  1. Nursing care of the medical and surgical patient with disorders of the immune system.
  2. Nursing care of the medical and surgical patient with disorders of the hematologic system.
  3. Nursing care of the medical and surgical patient with disorders of the lymphatic system.
  4. Nursing leadership.
  5. Nursing delegation and management.