NURS 123 Nursing Care of the Adult Client I Clinical • 6 Cr.


This course is the clinical component of NURS 122. Students implement the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation for adult medical-surgical patients. They apply nursing theory, identify physiological changes in these patients, and develop a professional nursing identity. Course graded credit/no credit. Formerly NURS 101Y and 101Z. Prerequisites: NURS 120 with a grade of C or better, and NURS 121 with credit. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge learned in previous courses to current client situations
  • Participate in constructive interactions, such as conferences, in the clinical setting
  • Identify pertinent nursing diagnoses and their etiologies
  • Administer medications in a timely and safe manner
  • Document client teaching according to agency policies
  • Collaborate as a health team member when providing care
  • Prioritize care for one client