NUR 206 Advanced Concepts of Medical-Surgical Nursing I

8 Credit Hours • 195 Contact Hours (45 Lecture, 15 Lab, 135 Clinical)

Prerequisite: Permission of program director. Successful completion of preceding nursing program course work

Corequisite: NUR 211, NUR 212

NUR 206 builds on NUR 106 focusing on advanced concepts of nursing applied to care of patients with high acuity medical/surgical conditions. Builds on medical/surgical nursing theory, mental health concepts, communication, collaboration, caring, and critical thinking/clinical reasoning necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to developmentally and culturally diverse adult patients. Incorporates evidence-based practice, quality improvement, professional standards, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the professional nurse as applied in a variety of healthcare settings. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory and in a variety of clinical settings.