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 Course Title:   Nurse Care Multidi Medical-Surgical Practicum I

 Title Abbreviation:   NURS CAR MULTIDI PRAC I

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    111

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2.25

 CIP:    511613

 EPC:    326

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Provides the clinical application of theoretical concepts in the nursing care of medical and surgical patients with multidimensional alterations in the lymphatic system, immune system, the hematologic system and the nervous system. Nursing leadership and the expanded role of the LPN is examined. Campus lab and clinical experiences focuses on nursing care principles and skills appropriate to Nursing 105 and allow the student to expand clinical skills and the nursing process while moving toward independent practice. 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 103, 104, 109, 110. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 105 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 to patient care situations.
  2. Perform complex nursing care under supervision for selected patients experiencing alterations originating from surgery.
  3. Perform complex nursing care under supervision, for medical and surgical patients with conditions of the lymphatic, immune, hematologic, and the nervous system.
  4. Apply concepts and skills of nursing leadership.
  5. Demonstrate concepts of the expanded role of the LPN.

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 . . .
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.

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.
4.4 Demonstrate effective communication across differences in human communities and cultures.

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.
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.

Course Contents

  1. Clinical experience – off campus in acute care, ambulatory care, and long-term care.
  2. Surgical nursing care.
  3. Medical-surgical nursing skills for patients with disorders of the lymphatic system, immune system, hematologic system, and the nervous system.
  4. Nursing leadership concepts and skills.
  5. Expanded role of the LPN in campus lab environment.