Focuses on nursing care and concepts related to the healthy adult client as well as the adult client with common, acute, or chronic illness exemplars. Emphasizes the use of critical thinking skills in a systematic, problem solving process, as a framework for providing safe and effective care to restore and promote health in adults. Discusses how to research best practices and integrate theory in the care of adult clients and their families in a variety of clinical settings. Offers four hours of theory and six hours of clinical/lab per week.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Medical Surgical HESI exam with score 850 or higher. Maximum number of attempts: two. Students must also perform a medical surgical simulation demonstration.
Medical Surgical Simulation demonstration, given in department by department faculty. Faculty will assess demonstration based on evaluation rubric. Evaluation rubric and student checklist located in Division Office. Student must pass the graded rubric with an 80% or higher with the maximum number of attempts: two. Students must also take an exam.