Course Code
Course Number (4 digit)
Advanced Concepts of Medical Surgical Nursing I

Advanced Concepts of Medical-Surgical Nursing I builds on Medical Surgical Nursing Concepts focusing on advanced concepts of nursing applied to care of patients with high acuity medical/surgical conditions. Builds on medical/surgical nursing theory, mental health concepts, communication, collaboration, caring, and critical thinking/clinical reasoning necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to developmentally and culturally diverse adult patients. Incorporates evidence-based practice, quality improvement, professional standards, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the professional nurse as applied in a variety of healthcare settings. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory and in a variety of clinical settings. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the first year of ADN course work to include successful completion of BIO2116BIO2104, MAT1120, or higher level math course, and 3 credits of social science elective. (Theory: 3cr= 45 contact hours; Lab: .5cr= 22.5 contact hours; Clinical: 3cr= 135 contact hours.) (3-0.5-3)