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 Course Title:   Nurse Care Multidi Medical-Surgical Practicum II

 Title Abbreviation:   NURS CAR MULTIDI PRAC II

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    112

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 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 mental health, and grief and loss. Adaptation to chronic illness, cancer and rehabilitation is examined as well as transition from student nurse to nurse. Clinical experiences focus on nursing care principles and skills appropriate to NURS 106 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  

Prerequisite: NURS 103, 104, 109, 110. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 106 required.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 66


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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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 chronic illness and rehabilitation.
  3. Perform complex nursing care under supervision, for medical and surgical patients with cancer and undergoing antineoplastic drug therapy.
  4. Perform complex nursing care under supervision for selected patients experiencing alterations in mental health, and grief and loss.
  5. Demonstrate concepts of role transition from student nurse to nurse.

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. Nursing care of the patient with chronic illness, and rehabilitation.
  3. Nursing care of the patient with cancer and administration of antineoplastic drugs.
  4. Mental health nursing care.
  5. Role transition and preparation to more independence in clinical experience.