Medical-Surgical nursing introduces students to the psychosocial and physiological needs of adults. This study will prepare the student to approach individual health problems, health care, and nursing with concern for the safety and welfare of those who need professional and competent care. The course is presented in sections according to body systems and is taught through lecture, demonstration, and supervised clinical experiences. The nursing process, critical thinking and geriatric considerations are integrated throughout the course assisting the student to develop a detailed plan of care for the patient with a common, well-defined medical-surgical health problem. Emphasis is placed on providing care to individuals undergoing surgery, patients with cancer, and common alterations in the respiratory system, cardiovascular system, endocrine system, reproductive system of both the male and female, and the urinary system.
- Structured college laboratory experiences provide the student with opportunity to practice technical skills prior to patient contact.
- The clinical experience provides opportunity for each student to apply technical skills to the care of adults.
- Successful completion of all laboratory, theoretical, and clinical components are required to receive credit for this course.