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Beg Med/Surg (ASN)
BEG MED/SURG
CLASS CODE: NURS 102 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This block course builds on the learner's base knowledge of metabolism of the body, incorporating the nursing process through the conceptual model in caring for individuals who have metabolic concerns through the wellness continuum.
TAUGHT: Winter and Summer 1st Block
CONTENT AND TOPICS:
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Course Specific Goals: The identified strands are derived from the Brigham Young University-Idaho Department of Nursing Philosophy, Program Goals and Conceptual Model, identified by the faculty and represented in italics. The threads are identified by faculty as significant concepts that will be included in all courses with difficulty progressing from simple to complex and are bolded. The threads, applied specifically in each course weave in and out of the strands providing consistency and strength to the overall curriculum.

Nurse Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationships, professionalism, and knowledge incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, patient agency and the nursing process.

1. Demonstrate progress in personal and professional stewardship goals in caring for patients with alterations in urinary, gastrointestinal, and selected endocrine glands.

2. Develop caring relationships of patients with selected changes in urinary, gastrointestinal, and selected endocrine glands through empathy, acceptance, and congruence.

3. Examine and evaluate professional roles and ethical dilemmas in caring for patients with selected changes in urinary, gastrointestinal, and selected endocrine glands.

4. Utilize communication skills to gather assessment data.

5. Integrate knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the urinary, hepatic, biliary, selected endocrine and fluid and electrolyte balance into the care of patients.

6. Interpret laboratory and diagnostic test findings for patients.

7. Incorporate knowledge of nephrotic, biliary surgeries into the care of patients.

Patient Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationships, human functionality, and knowledge incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and the nursing process.

1. Address the patient's support system and values in the plan of care.

2. Assess the patient's knowledge of helath and illness and his/her ability to participate in the treatment plan.

3. State the effects of selected medications and patient differences on the fluid and electrolyte balance of the patient.

Nursing Process Assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and patient agency.

1. Apply the knowledge and skills necessary to develop a nursing care plan for patients with basic medical/surgical nursing problems.

2. Teach prevention and health maintenance in regards to the medical and nursing diagnoses emphasized throughout this course.

3. Apply critical thinking and problem solving in developing a plan of care.

4. Utilize the nursing process of formulate and revise the patient's plan of care.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: NURS 100 and NURS 100A
OTHER: Lab fee: $5
NCLEX Review Fee: $30

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003