NURS 118: Essentials for Registered Nursing II

Class Program
Credits 4
Emphasis on medical-surgical nursing concepts and application to evidence-based clinical practice with culturally diverse individuals will be expanded from NURS 115. Disease processes, diagnostic measures, and interventions including nutritional and pharmacological therapies to culturally diverse individuals and families over the lifespan will be presented. The concepts of health promotion/protection and maintenance for the individual and families will be included. In a laboratory setting students will acquire advanced technical skills appropriate for the registered nurse caring for a diverse population in multiple care settings. Building on previous health assessment information, the student will refine and enhance skills necessary to perform a complete health assessment of the individual across the lifespan including variances from expected findings. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the first semester of the Associate in Applied Science Registered Nursing curriculum with a minimum of a "C" in each course that applies to the nursing curriculum. Corequisites: NURS 119 and PHRM 210. (S)