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 Course Title:   Nursing Care Multi Medical-Surgical Patients II

 Title Abbreviation:   NURS CARE MULTIDI PT II

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    106

 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 mental health, grief and loss. Focuses on principles and skills necessary to meet more complex physical and psychosocial needs of patients throughout the lifespan. Adaptation to chronic illness, cancer and rehabilitation is examined as well as transition from student nurse to nurse. Concepts of lifespan, communication, culture, pharmacology, nutrition, safety, and health promotion are integrated throughout. Practical nursing students only.


Prerequisite: NURS 103 and 104. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 112 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

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the role of the LPN in the care of the patient experiencing chronic illness and rehabilitation.
  2. Discuss the nursing care of patients with cancer, and the use of antineoplastic drug therapy.
  3. Recognize the significance of mental health care, past, present, and future.
  4. Discuss selected mental health disorders and the appropriate, culturally sensitive nursing care for the individual with a mental health disorder.
  5. Identify the nursing care appropriate for the individual experiencing grief and loss.
  6. Describe role transition from student nurse to nurse.

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 patient with chronic illness, and rehabilitation.
  2. Cancer care and antineoplastic drug therapy.
  3. Foundations of mental health care.
  4. Care of the patient with a mental health disorder.
  5. Grief, loss, death and dying.
  6. Role preparation, resume writing, and finding the right job.