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Beg Med/Surg (ASN)
BEG MED/SURG
CLASS CODE: NURS 104 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: This block course applies the nursing process, using the conceptual model as a guide, in caring for individuals with problems of the digestive system and/or cellular concerns.
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. Identify value conflicts in the nurse/client relationship.

2. Use therapeutic communication skills to relate to the client in a professional rather than a social role.

3. Demonstrate caring behaviors in client interactions through attitudes of empathy and acceptance.

4. Maintain ethical commitments by maintaining client confidentiality, fulfilling clinical assignments and providing quality client care.

5. Demonstrate the primary health care provider role in the prevention/early detection of cancer.

6. Develop knowledge and skills in caring for clients with gastrointestinal and oncological problems.

7. Develop skills in gastrointestinal tube insertion and management.

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

1. Describe ways in which families and others extend caring and support to clients.

2. Describe the developmental-functional level of various clients and his/her ability to participate in the plan of care.

3. Identify the client's perception of his of her illness and address these in care plans.

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

1. Apply critical thinking and problem solving in a variety of situations.

2. Use the nursing process to formulate and revise the client's plan of care.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: NURS 100 and NURS 100A
OTHER: Lab fee: $5
NCLEX Review Fee: $30

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003