• Program: Practical Nursing
  • Course: Medical Surgical Nursing I
  • Course #: NURS1380
  • Total Credits: 8

Course Description

This course focuses on care throughout the lifespan to include newborn to older adults with common medical/surgical health problems. Pathophysiology, nutrition, and pharmacology are applied to diseases within each concept.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Give examples of patient/relationship centered care using the nursing process
Identify patient learning needs in order to provide information to patients regarding their health care and safety needs
Collaborates with licensed health care providers to provide patient centered health care information
Demonstrate culturally and developmentally appropriate therapeutic communication techniques
Demonstrate inter-professional collaboration when reporting and documenting assessment findings and interventions
Perform focused assessments from an established plan of care for the patient with common medical/surgical health problems
Identify potential and actual patient complications or changes to report to the appropriate health care provider
Discuss rationales for nursing judgments and prioritization of patient care
Implement appropriate interventions within an established plan of care based on potential and actual patient complications
Apply knowledge of pharmacology, pathophysiology, and nutrition to the care of patients with common health problems
Assist in the evaluation of the plan of care
Utilize evidence-based resources to find information related to the care of patients with common health and safety issues
Apply safe nursing practice when performing skills
Demonstrate professional concepts and health and wellness concepts

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 5
  • Lab: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  NURS1375
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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