Introduction to Clinical Practice in Medical-Surgical Nursing
Introduces the nursing process of caring for adults and their family with acute and chronic health alterations. The student uses the nursing process to care for the adult medical-surgical patient and their family in a holistic manner using information based on current evidence-based practice. A combination of classroom, laboratory and clinical teaching strategies are used to introduce nursing concepts and content related to physiological adaptation, psychosocial integrity, pharmacological therapy, cultural competence, ethical practice and leadership. Professional communication using oral, written and information technology is expected. Co-requisite: NURS 230. Prerequisites: Must meet all nursing progression requirements.