Nursing Process IV: Medical-Surgical Nursing II

Course Description

This course focuses on concepts relating to care of the adult in the acute care setting with medical-surgical problems. In addition, urgent and critical nursing care responses to symptomatology are addressed. Emphasis is on refining use of the nursing process to provide nursing care for individuals with specific health care needs/problems. Concurrent enrollment in NSG 320A is required unless approved by the Department Chair.

Learning Outcomes

  • Utilize knowledge of adult health problems to plan safe care based on scientific rationale.
  • Understand and apply knowledge in relation to diagnostic tests and therapeutic measures used in care of the adult patient.
  • Identify psychological, social, cultural and spiritual factors which impact the hospitalized adult patient and relate these changes to the patient’s health care needs.
  • Utilize current research findings which have implications for providing evidenced-base nursing care.


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