Medical Surgical Nursing I

Course Overview

Course Code: PRNU-159

Department: Practical Nursing

Credit Hours: 7.00

Textbook Information: Bookstore website

This course is designed to present to the student the knowledge required to provide basic nursing care to adults and children with common medical/surgical disorders of the cardiac, respiratory, hematologic, and gastrointestinal systems. The course will also cover initiation and management of intravenous (IV) therapy and care of the client with cancer. The concept of the nursing process will be integrated throughout the course. The student will be assigned to clients in selected hospital clinical sites. Emphasis will be placed upon utilizing the nursing process and effective communication skills to function in a structured setting within the defined scope of practice of the practical nurse. Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in all first semester PRNU courses, PSYH 100, or Consent of Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences

Course Schedule


Term: Spring 2023

Section Name: PRNU-159-MC77D

Location: Main Campus

Available Seats: 27

Faculty Name: K. Storm

Min Credits: 7.00


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