• Program: Practical Nursing
  • Course: Medical Surgical Nursing II
  • Course #: NURS2375
  • Total Credits: 8

Course Description

This course focuses on care throughout the lifespan to include newborn to older adults with advanced medical/surgical health problems. Application of pathophysiology, nutrition, and pharmacology are applied to complex 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:
Demonstrate patient relationship centered care using the nursing process
Collaborates with licensed health care providers to evaluate 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 information to patient with advanced medical/surgical health problems
Differentiate culturally and developmentally appropriate therapeutic communication techniques
Evaluate effective inter-professional collaboration when reporting and documenting assessment findings and interventions
Complete focused assessments from an established plan of care for the patient with advanced health problems
Prioritize potential/actual patient complications or changes to report to the appropriate health care provider
Critique rationales for nursing judgments and prioritization of patient care
Implement appropriate interventions within an established plan of care based on potential/actual patient complications with advanced health problems
Apply knowledge of pharmacology, pathophysiology, and nutrition to the care of patients with advanced health problems
Assist in the evaluation of patient responses to nursing interventions
Utilize credible evidence based journals and online databases to find information related to the care of patients with advanced health and safety issues
Apply safe nursing practice when performing skills
Integrate personal integrity, professional boundaries and behavior related to the nursing code of ethics, nurse practice act, and legal/ethical frameworks in practice

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 5
  • Lab: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  NURS1380
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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