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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Nursing - NURS 205

Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing

4.5 Credit Hours
2.5 Lecture Hours
6 Off-site Hours with Faculty

Course Description

This course emphasizes comprehensive application of the nursing process and critical thinking skills while utilizing evidence-based principles of nursing in caring for adult clients experiencing complex medical and surgical alterations within the registered nurse scope of practice. Theoretical content focuses on advanced concepts of intravenous therapy, dysrhythmias, oncology, end-of-life care, alternative therapies and emergency/critical care nursing in addition to select neurological, ear/eye, integumentary and reproductive system alterations. Clinical experiences are provided in acute and community settings utilizing an interdisciplinary collaborative approach.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Apply the nursing process to clients experiencing acute and chronic pain.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with cancer.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with oncological emergencies.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients during the end-of-life.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with ear and eye disorders.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with specified integumentary alterations.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with specified disorders of the reproductive system.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with complex neurological disorders.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients receiving alternatives therapies.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients needing venipuncture for blood sampling.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with peripheral intravenous access devices.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with central intravenous access devices.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients with common cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Apply the nursing process to clients needing emergency/critical care.
  • Demonstrate designated clinical competencies.
  • Demonstrate proficiency on select standardized computer assessments.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with medication dosage calculations.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; NURSING - NCLC; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 08/31/2020

 205145710Adv Med Surg NursHYBMC4.5Austin H / Lloyd E10/32/0Open$574.00W  09:00 AM-02:48 PM WEBWEB
 205145711Adv Med Surg NursHYBMC4.5Lloyd E / Austin H4/32/0Open$574.00W  09:00 AM-02:48 PM WEBWEB

Fall; 2020; NURSING - NCLC; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 10/27/2020

 205145720Adv Med Surg NursHYBMC4.5Austin H / Lloyd E2/32/0Open$574.00W  09:00 AM-02:48 PM WEBWEB
 205145721Adv Med Surg NursHYBMC4.5Lloyd E / Austin H3/32/0Open$574.00W  09:00 AM-02:48 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; NURSING - NCLC; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 01/11/2021

 205115718Adv Med Surg NursMC4.5Austin H / Lloyd E32/32/0Open$574.00W  09:00 AM-02:48 PM BTC255
 205115719Adv Med Surg NursMC4.5Lloyd E / Austin H32/32/0Open$574.00W  09:00 AM-02:48 PM BTC245

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday