NURS 193C - Intro to Med-Surg/Gero Nursing

Prerequisite: NURS 192 C. Term hours: 27 lecture and 108 laboratory. This course prepares the student to apply the nursing process and develop basic critical thinking within a spirit of inquiry firmly based in the science and art of nursing for safe patient centered care of the older adult in the medical-surgical setting. Students will recall and build upon curriculur concepts (previously learning in N192) of patient centered care, safety, oxygenation, regulation and movement with healthy aging concepts and basic age-associated changes and preventive health considerations for the senior. Using interdisciplinary teamwork and collaboration, this course socializes the beginning nursing student to the professional role of nursing as it relates to the care of the older adult and explores informatics resources for evidence based practice. Models of health care delivery systems and for the senior will be explored as well as quality improvement strategies. Professional nursing issues regarding older adults rights, ethical and legal standards, and appropriate communication will be explored. (CSU)
CC AS Twenty Unit Req, Nursing, Not a basic skills course, Nursing Science-Clinical Pract
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