NSG-117: Medical-Surgical Nursing 1 (2020-2021)

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Medical-Surgical Nursing I
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
10 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

Introduces the first semester nursing student to the role of the professional nurse as the provider of care for adult clients and a member of the profession. Explains how to utilize critical thinking skills in a systematic, problem solving process as a framework for providing care. Provides a framework for best practices, to think critically, assess factors that influence safe and effective care delivery, and integrate theory with care of clients. This course includes supervised clinical agency/laboratory practicums. Course comprised of four hours of theory and six hours of clinical/lab per week.

BIO-233, ENG-131, HCS-131 or CIS-100, PSY-131, One of the following Math courses: MATH-115, MATH-131, MATH-141, MATH-175, or MATH-180. All with a minimum grade of C or instructor permission.
NSG-101, NSG-115, BIO-234 (taken previously or concurrently with a minimum grade of C)

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Departmental Exam
Other Exam
Skilled Demonstration
Minimum Departmental Exam Score
Other Exam Details

Fundamental HESI exam with score 850 or higher. Maximum number of attempts: two. Students must also perform skill demonstrations

Skilled Demonstration Details

Level 1 Skills demonstration, given in department by department faculty. Faculty will assess demonstration and determine satisfactory completion based on evaluation rubric. Evaluation rubric and student checklist located in The School of Health and Human Services office. Maximum number of attempts on each skilled demonstration: two. Students must also take an exam.

Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2019 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.