NSG 205 Medical-Surgical Nursing I
Lead Faculty: Dr. Tina Ho
Introduction to the safe, patient-centered care of adult medical-surgical patients. An emphasis is placed on the utilization of the nursing process and evidence based practice when caring for patients with common problems that have predictable outcomes in a variety of health care settings. Concurrent enrollment in NSG 205A is required.
- Describe common adult health problems to plan safe nursing care based on current evidence.
- Identify diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions used in the nursing care of the adult patients with common health problems.
- Compare and contrast assessment findings along the health/illness continuum of the adult patient.
- Develop patient-centered plans of care based upon assessment findings of patients from the clinical setting.
- Recall health promotion strategies relevant to the adult population.
- Recognize therapeutic communication techniques to effectively relate to adults of culturally diverse backgrounds in various healthcare settings.
- Describe the role of the nurse including professional behaviors and ethical comportment.