Medical Surgical Professional Nursing I

Credits: 4

Prerequisites:  Admission into the Associate Degree Nursing Mobility Program

This course focuses on assisting the Licensed Practical Nurse in developing a comprehensive perspective of nursing theory using the nursing process.  Students will learn how evidence-based practice influences health promotion, prevention, treatment, and recovery in the management of acute and chronic illnesses, and co-morbidities. The concept of clinical decision making is emphasized in the provision of care to diverse patients across the lifespan. Included in this course is the exploration of how lifestyle, nutrition, pharmaceuticals, and alternative treatment modalities influence the cardiovascular, integumentary, respiratory, genitourinary, endocrine, musculoskeletal, and gastrointestinal body systems.