Course: NURS 422/L. Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing and Clinical Laboratory (4/4)
Prerequisites: NURS 302, NURS 307/L, NURS 315, NURS 318/L, NURS 320/L. This course is only open to students admitted to the ABSN program. This course focuses on advanced concepts of nursing care as they relate to patients on medical-surgical units with complex, multisystem alterations in health. Emphasis is placed on implementing time management and organizational skills while managing the care of patients with multiple needs and collaborating with the interdisciplinary team. Complex clinical skills, as well as priority setting, clinical judgment, and principles of legal and ethical practice, are 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 the laboratory portion meets 12 hours per week.