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Nursing - NCLC

NURS 245


Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing


Course Description

This course emphasizes comprehensive application of the nursing process and critical thinking skills while utilizing evidence-based principles of nursing in caring for adult clients experiencing complex medical and surgical alterations within the registered nurse scope of practice. Theoretical content focuses on advanced concepts of intravenous therapy, dysrhythmias, oncology, end-of-life care, alternative therapies and emergency/critical care nursing in addition to select neurological, ear/eye, integumentary and reproductive system alterations. Clinical experiences are provided in acute and community settings utilizing an interdisciplinary collaborative approach.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Apply the nursing process to clients with cancer.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with oncological emergencies.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients during the end of life.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with ear and eye disorders.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with specified integumentary alterations.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with specified disorders of the reproductive system.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with complex neurological disorders.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients receiving alternative therapies.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients needing venipunctures for blood sampling.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with peripheral intravenous access devices.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with central intravenous access devices.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with common cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients needing emergency/critical care.
  • Demonstrate designated clinical competencies.
  • Demonstrate proficiency on select standardized computer assessments.

Course Schedule

  No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

NURSING - NCLC; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 01/12/2015

 245115721Adv Medical Surgical Nurs 5Palmer NAustin H$436.002/24/0Open
W 10:00AM-03:46PMBTC245
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