Course Objectives

Focus 1           

Topics: Health Care Delivery System, Values and Ethics, Legal Issues, Cultural Diversity, Principles of Learning, Documentation, Evaluation and Health Promotion

  1. Discuss current health care delivery system as it relates to the economics, accessibility and overall health of the population.  
  2. Identify ethical principles in nursing.  
  3. Integrate legal concepts into decisions related to the practice of nursing.  
  4. Illustrate the knowledge of cultural variation into professional practice.  
  5. Utilize the principles of teaching and learning to the patient teaching process.
  6. Interpret nursing documentation, record keeping and written communication.
  7. Discuss the legal implications of the medical record.  
  8. Understand the role of nursing care evaluation in patient care quality assurance.
  9. Review the Nursing Process. 

 

Focus 2: Physical Assessment Review

Topics: Physical Assessment Review, Medical Terminology Review, Patient Interview and Health History

  1. Integrate appropriate medical terminology into physical assessment examination.
  2. Conduct a thorough patient interview.
  3. Identify components of a health history.

 

Focus 3: Pharmacology Review

Topics: Rights of Medication Administration, Calculating Doses review, IV Therapy: Nursing Intervention and Complications, Classifications, Major Actions, Side Effects and Nursing Interventions, Pain, Acid Base: Common Disturbances, Nursing Interventions, Lab Values and Pharmacology Review Quiz

  1. Review Medication Administration.
  2. Calculate appropriate dosages.
  3. Identify specific classifications of drugs.
  4. Explain major actions and side effects of specific classifications of drugs.
  5. Integrate appropriate nursing interventions of specific classifications of drugs.
  6. Describe appropriate nursing interventions for intravenous therapy.
  7. Predict potential complications of intravenous therapy.
  8. Discuss common disturbances in fluid and electrolytes and acid-base balance.
  9. List and discuss nursing interventions for fluid, electrolytes and acid-base imbalances.
  10. Identify abnormal laboratory values that indicate acid-base imbalances.

 

Focus 4: Medical-Surgical Nursing Review – Part 1

Topics: Neurological, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal and Renal

  1. Identify anatomy and physiology of common disorders.
  2. Describe the medical-surgical treatment of common disorders.
  3. Formulate appropriate interventions for each common disorder.
  4. Outline appropriate patient and family education for each common disorder.

 

Focus 5: Medical-Surgical Nursing Review – Part 2

Topics: Musculoskeletal, Endocrine, Oncology, Blood Disorders and Common Lab Tests

  1. Identify anatomy and physiology of common disorders.
  2. Describe the medical-surgical treatment of common disorders.
  3. Formulate appropriate interventions for each common disorder.
  4. Outline appropriate patient and family education for each common disorder.