Tompkins Cortland Community College

NURS120 - Critical Thinking Medic Surgical Nursing


Utilizing and building upon previously-learned critical thinking skills and habits of mind, nursing concepts, and clinical skills, the student learns to apply nursing process, caring behaviors, and therapeutic communication to the care of clients in acute-care settings, particularly those with alterations in Gordon's functional health patterns of activity/exercise and nutrition/metabolism. The student applies clinical judgment to providing evidence-based nursing care, with emphasis on clients' learning needs for self care and other aspects of secondary prevention. Course experiences provide an active learning environment in a variety of settings. Students must be admitted to the nursing program to enroll in this course. Course requires basic computer skills, including keyboarding, word processing, email and internet use, and use of Blackboard, a course management system. Prerequisites: NURS 110; ENGL 101; C or better grade in BIOL 131; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 132. 9 cr. (4 Lec., 15 Lab.) Spring semester.