PRSG2402 Medical Surgical Nursing II

Course Description

This course is a continuation of content from Medical Surgical Nursing I and integrates the nursing concepts introduced in other program courses. This course will cover conditions and diagnostics related to body systems, medical terminology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, medical/surgical treatment and nursing interventions of acute and chronic disorders. The course includes components of disease prevention and health promotion for diverse populations and emphasis on the effects of aging. Prioritization of care based on evidence based practice and established institutional safety guidelines will be covered throughout the content.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Differentiate patterns of health promotion and disease prevention for acute and chronic conditions incorporating transcultural approaches to health
  • Incorporate science and evidenced based practice to safe patient care
  • Prioritize nursing interventions based on professional knowledge and scope of practice to minimize risk of harm and enhance the likelihood of desired health outcomes
  • Interpret individual patient responses to health and illness emphasizing humility, trust, empathy, and support
  • Determine the definition, diagnostics, pathophysiology/etiology, signs and symptoms, medical/surgical treatments, and nursing interventions of more complex acute and chronic disorders.


Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.

3 credits: 3 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other