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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

 CIP:    511613

 EPC:    326

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Examines the advanced nursing care of patients with specialized medical-surgical conditions involving the visual and auditory systems. Complementary and alternative therapies and responsibilities of the LPN related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse are examined. Role transition and national licensing exam preparation is presented. Concepts of lifespan, communication, culture, pharmacology, nutrition, safety, and health promotion are integrated throughout. Practical nursing students only.


Prerequisite: NURS 105, 106, 111, 112. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 113 required.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

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 nursing care of patients with disorders of vision and hearing.
  2. Discuss complimentary and alternative therapies and role of the LPN in care of the patient using complimentary and alternative therapies.
  3. Describe the reporting responsibilities of the LPN related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.
  4. Describe techniques to prepare the student nurse for the national licensing examination.

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. The visual and auditory system. Care of the patient with visual and hearing disorders.
  2. Complimentary and alternative therapies. Care of the patient with complimentary and alternative therapies.
  3. Domestic violence, including physical abuse, neglect and emotional abuse, sexual abuse and child abuse.
  4. NCLEX preparation and licensing information.