Course: NURS 320/L. Intermediate Medical Surgical Nursing and Clinical Lab (4/3)
Prerequisite: This course is only open to students admitted to the ABSN program. Corequisite: NURS 320L. This course focuses on the care of adult and older adult patients with alterations in health. Emphasis is placed on helping patients and their families cope with alterations in body functions. Concepts of pharmacology, health promotion and education, evidence-based practice, and interdisciplinary collaboration will be integrated throughout the course. Clinical experiences provide the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe care to patients and selected groups in a variety of settings. Passing grades must be earned in both theory and lab/clinical courses concurrently for credit in both courses. Lecture meets 4 hours per week and clinical laboratory meets 9 hours per week.