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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing | Evaluated Learning Experience

Nursing 104 - Fundamentals of Medical Surgical Nursing

Version 1: 198 hours (11 weeks); includes 49.5 hours lecture/discussion and 148.5 hours supervised clinical/laboratory experience. Version 2: 180 hours (10 weeks); includes 45 hours lecture/discussion and 135 hours supervised clinical/laboratory experience.
Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing, Bridgeport, CT.

Version 1: July 1996 - May 2000. Version 2: June 2000 - June 2017.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 or 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply core knowledge from the biological, behavioral, social and nursing sciences to the care of clients across the lifespan; implement client teaching using management of information and resources to promote health integrity; implement nursing practice to promote, maintain and restore health integrity using core behaviors essential for nursing practice within the framework of the Nurse Practice Act; build the nursing plan of care using the nursing process to implement, manage, document, and evaluate care for surgical clients and clients with changes in elimination, sensory, mobility, immune and neuromuscular status; recognize evidence-based nursing care that is socially responsible and environmentally sound for diverse populations; participate as a member of a multidisciplinary team in professional communication and reciprocal caring as a collaborator, caregiver and educator within the healthcare delivery system; and use critical thinking and sound nursing judgment skills in the identification of risk factors and complications with surgical clients and clients with changes in elimination, sensory, mobility, immune and neuromuscular status.


Version 1 or 2: Nursing 104 focuses on providing holistic nursing care to clients of all ages experiencing changes in elimination, sensory, mobility, immune and neuromuscular status. Opportunities are provided for students to use critical thinking skills in planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care. Students refine the nursing process by individualizing outcomes, interventions and evaluations. Students implement nursing care using core behaviors in a variety of clinical settings. Students' nursing practice is expanded by emphasizing the roles of collaborator and educator. Collaborative discharge planning is initiated.

Credit recommendation: 
Version 1 or 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours (3 lecture and 3 clinical) in Nursing (9/98 revalidation) (8/03 revalidation) (9/08 revalidation) (12/13 revalidation).