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 Course Title:   Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing I

 Title Abbreviation:   ADV MED/SURG NURS I

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    107

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1.09

 CIP:    511613

 EPC:    326

 REV:    2013

 Course Description  

Focus on the care of clients with specialized medical-surgical conditions and the care of the chronically ill. Taken concurrently with NURS 113.


Prerequisite: NURS 105, 106, 111, 112.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 12

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

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. Demonstrate the requirements needed to transition from a student to a Licensed Practical Nurse.
  2. Describe the nursing tasks a Licensed Practical Nurse may delegate.
  3. Describe the care of the client with disorders of the Integuementary System.
  4. Describe the care of the client with disorders of vision and hearing.

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 . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

3. Communication

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

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.5 Recognize, comprehend, and use non-verbal behaviors appropriate to a given context.

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

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Transition from student to Licensed Practical Nurse.
  2. Nurse Delegation.
  3. The Integumentary System.
  4. The Auditory System
  5. Disorders of Vision.