NUR 106 Medical & Surgical Nursing Concepts

9 Credit Hours • 217.5 Contact Hours (52.5 Lecture, 15 Lab, 150 Clinical)

Prerequisite: Permission of program director. Successful completion of preceding nursing program coursework

Corequisite: BIO 216, NUR 150

NUR 106 is the first medical/surgical nursing course. Building on NUR 109, this course provides for the acquisition of basic medical/surgical nursing theory, as well as application of mental health concepts, communication, collaboration, caring, and critical thinking/clinical reasoning necessary for safe, patient-centered care to a developmentally and culturally diverse adult patient population experiencing various medical/surgical interventions. Incorporates evidence-based practice, quality improvement, professional standards, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory and a variety of clinical settings.