Semester: Fall, Spring
Prerequisites: Credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 323.
Catalog Description: Application of medical-surgical nursing strategies in the management of adults with acute and chronic illness, and the impact on their families.
This course is designed to meet the changing learning needs of today's student in medical-surgical nursing. It focuses on the application of therapeutic nursing strategies and interventions used to restore health to individuals who are experiencing acute and/or chronic or complex health problems. Previous health and physical assessment knowledge as well as therapeutic communication principles are utilized to analyze deviations from health with attention to the implications for the individual and family.
By the end of this course you will:
The main focus of this course is the application of medical-surgical nursing strategies in the management of adults with chronic illness and the impact on their families. The practice of safe nursing, proficient performance of psychomotor skills is expected at all times in the clinical area.
The topics covered in the course include:
This course is taught by multiple instructors, please refer to the URI Course Schedule.
This is a required nursing course that is taken, concurrently with NUR 323. This practicum course meets for one day/week in a hospital setting. It is a course which is necessary for development of the nursing management skills required in care of the hospitalized patient and their family.