NUR 216 Advanced Concepts of Medical-Surgical Nursing II

6 Credit Hours • 150 Contact Hours (30 Lecture, 120 Clinical)

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

Corequisite: NUR 230 and elective

NUR 216 is a continuation of NUR 206, focusing on complex medical/surgical conditions of the high acuity patient. 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 experiencing high acuity medical/surgical conditions. Incorporates evidence-based practice, quality improvement, professional standards, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the professional nurse as applied in the acute care and high acuity settings. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in a variety of clinical settings.