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    Medical-Surgical Nursing
    Medical-Surgical Nursing enhances the students' ability to incorporate the nursing process as it relates to various disease process and health promotion. Specific body systems and the disease processes associated with them will be covered in the areas of etiology, diagnosis, signs, and symptoms, treatment and nursing considerations.  
     

    Students will be able to:

    • Identify the various disease processes and how they affect different body systems.
    • Identify and plan individual nursing care based on the nursing process.
    • Demonstrate and continue to develop leadership and management skills.
    • Identify the issues and trends that are affecting the medical-surgical nurse.
    • Identify aspects of the care of surgical patients.
    • Identify assessment skills and the application of the nursing process in clinical practice.
    • Identify aspects of the care of patients with disorders of the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems.
    • Identify the nursing care for patients with chronic illness, including those in extended-care facilities.
    • Identify ways to prevent infection in all patients and the nursing care involved in treating the patient who does experience an infection.
    • Identify the psychosocial aspects that affect a patient's reaction to illness.
    • Identify assessment skills and the application of the nursing process in clinical practice.

     

    Med/Surg I Course Description/Rationale

    Med/Surg II Course Description/Rationale

    Med/Surg III Course Description/Rationale