Course Description   Presents theoretical data, concepts, techniques and skills related to the safe and therapeutic care of medical surgical nursing clients. Course theory builds upon Medical Surgical Nursing I. Students will gain increased knowledge along with advanced technical and critical thinking skills to utilize the nursing process in assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care. Individualized care planning, client teaching, assessment skills, and advanced comprehension and application of data, including appropriate research are emphasized.  

 

Prerequisite(s)            ADN-RN 101, ADN-RN125 or ADN-RN190

This course presents concepts of Mental Health nursing including current and historical modes of therapy and nursing care.  It emphasizes techniques of interpersonal communication and integrates legal and ethical nursing behavior, knowledge of thought and behavior disorders, and theories of nutrition, pharmacology, and biology.

Prereqs: ADN-RN 101