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NSG 102 Introduction to medical-surgical nursing

NSG 102 Introduction to medical-surgical nursing

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Citizens School of Nursing NSG 102 Introduction to medical-surgical nursing

Citizens School of Nursing

Nursing 102:  Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing provides the student with opportunities to apply the nursing process in the care of individuals and families experiencing alterations in system stability related to the acute and chronic stressors associated with diabetes, basic cardiopulmonary disorders, renal, musculoskeletal, and gastrointestinal disorders. This course provides the opportunity for the student to experience evidence-based practice via the integration of nursing research.  Diagnostic studies, pharmacology, and nutritional concepts are integrated throughout the course.  Nursing skills such as physical assessment, medication administration, peri-operative care, and therapeutic communication are introduced in a simulated learning lab and reinforced on various medical-surgical, orthopedic, and telemetry units and in the perioperative surgical setting.  Community experiences are selected to expose the student to the role of the nurse in the various levels of prevention.


  • Nursing 101

Learning Objectives

  • Perform thorough physical assessment of each body system.
  • Apply appropriate interventions as required per patient assessment.
  • Utilize principles of therapeutic communication.
  • Demonstrate proper documentation of assessments and interventions.

Expected Outcomes

At the completion of this course, the nursing student should be able to do the following:

  • State rationales for the nursing interventions.
  • Implement safe and effective care throughout the nursing process.
  • Satisfactorily prepare patient for procedures and care.
  • Document patient information in a concise and timely manner.


  • Citizens School of Nursing students