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NSG 1423 — Medical-Surgical I for the LPN to RN

Credit Hours: 6.00   Total Contact Hours: 9.00   Lecture Hours: 4.00   Lab Hours: 2.00   Clinical/Other Hours: 3.00  

Provides the opportunity to incorporate the nursing process in the care of adult patients. The characteristics of the individual are studied with a major focus placed on the common health problems related to the human needs of oxygenation (respiration), circulation (shock), hydration, skin and tissue integrity, physiological safety (hormonal and sensory) and health concerns related to the surgical patient (peri-operative nursing care). Evidence-based practice and critical thinking skills are emphasized. In addition, legal and ethical aspects are emphasized in regard to the scope of practice for the registered nurse. The student builds upon previously acquired knowledge from general education and applied general education course work. Clinical opportunities are provided for students to practice safe and competent nursing care to patients in structured settings. 'C' grade policy applies.
Prerequisites: BHS 2110, BIO 1110, BIO 1120, COM 1110, DTN 1220, SOC 1010
Corequisites: BHS 1711.