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 Course Title:   Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing I

 Title Abbreviation:   ADV MED/SURG NURS I

 Department:    NURS

 Course #:    113

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    511613

 EPC:    326

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Provides the clinical application of theoretical concepts of advanced medical-surgical nursing for conditions involving the visual and auditory systems. Responsibilities of the LPN in the clinical environment related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse are examined. The precepted clinical experience focuses on nursing care principles and skills appropriate to NURS 107 and will allow the student to expand clinical skills and use of 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 105, 106, 111, 112. Concurrent enrollment in NURS 107 required.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 44

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 and concurrent nursing courses.
  2. Perform medical-surgical nursing care for selected patients experiencing conditions involving the visual and auditory systems.
  3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the role of the LPN in being a mandatory reporter of suspected abuse.
  4. Independently implement appropriate, culturally sensitive medical-surgical nursing care for patients in acute care ambulatory care, and long-term care settings.

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 . . .
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

5. Global & Local Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding the complexity and interdependence of, and stewardship responsibilities to, local and global communities and environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
5.1 Understand the impact of their own and other’s actions on local/global communities and environments and how those communities/environments affect them in turn.

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 settings.
  2. Nursing care of the patient with conditions involving the visual and auditory systems.
  3. Responsibility of the LPN related to domestic violence and abuse.
  4. Precepted clinical experience.