Beginning Medical Surgical Nursing Concepts

Course Code: NCSI1122A

Credits: 1

Course Description: Building on the knowledge and skills covered in the basic nursing care, this course reinforces core skills and introduces students to the beginning medical surgical nursing concepts and skills including principles of surgical asepsis. Students will learn the skills required to provide care specific to individual patients/clients. Skill areas such as vital signs, O2 saturation and pain, IV assessment (discontinue an IV), surgical asepsis, sterile gloving, wound management, oxygen therapy, orthopedic care, application of bandages and binders, anti-embolism stockings (TEDs), hot/cold application, bowel elimination, specimen collection, bladder elimination, tube feedings, care of surgical client, documentation and reporting, and post-mortem care will be covered. 

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Note: Please indicate location in the subject line of your email (Fredericton, Miramichi, Moncton, Saint John, St. Andrews, Woodstock or Online).

Participants must be at least 16-years old, unless otherwise noted.

Books: For questions about books for online courses, please contact the NBCC Saint John bookstore at 1-506-658-6774 or email  For all other courses, please refer to the associated campus. Prices quoted are approximate. There are no refunds for textbooks or materials.

All prices include HST, where applicable, and are subject to change.

Registration Status

  • Open - Accepting registrations
  • Waitlist - Class is full but there is waitlist availability
  • Pending - Will open for registration & payment 3 months prior to the start date
  • Closed - Registration has closed
  • Full – The class is full and there is no waitlist available
  • Cancelled - The class has been cancelled