National University




NSG 205 Medical-Surgical Nursing I

Lead Faculty: Dr. Lynda Puhek

Course Description

The course focuses on concepts relating to care of the adult in the acute care setting with commonly occurring medical-surgical problems. Emphasis of this course is on the use of the nursing process and in developing competence in providing and coordinating nursing care. Concurrent enrollment in NSG 205A is required.

Learning Outcomes

  • PREREQUISITES: NSG 200, NSG 200A with grade of C or higher

The course focuses on concepts relating to care of the adult in the acute care setting with commonly occurring medical-surgical problems. Emphasis of this course is on the use of the nursing process and in developing competence in providing nursing care for individuals with specific health care needs/problems. In addition, the student is provided with an orientation to coordination of patient care. Concurrent enrollment in NSG 205A is required.

  • Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Utilize knowledge of adult health problems to plan safe care based on scientific rationale.
  2. Understand and apply knowledge in relation to diagnostic tests and therapeutic measures used in care of the adult patient.
  3. Identify psychological, social, cultural and spiritual factors which impact the hospitalized adult patient and relate these changes to the patient's health care needs.
  4. Utilize current research findings which have implications for providing evidence-based nursing care.
  5. Explain the pharmacotherapeutic effects on the body's cells.
  6. Identify sources of information regarding drugs and their administration.

Prerequisite