General Information & Course Contacts
Welcome to the General Information section of the course, Medical-Surgical Review and Update - ONLINE - Summer 2014 (June 9 - August 18, 2014). This section (and the entire course) will be available to you for 1-year after the course ends. (Please see the Unavailable date in the Details box on the right side of this page.)
This General Information area provides you with a wonderful introduction to the course. Reviewing each document is required to move forward through the course. In the General Information section you will find the course contacts, objectives, schedule, list of course requirements, grading policy, supplementary (optional) reading assignments, links to AMSN and ANCC Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification application forms and much more. If you wish to print these documents and create a course binder, a template is provided in the next section (Med-Surg Course Syllabus) for the cover, spine, and tabs to help you organize handouts as you proceed through the course.
TIPS: Online technology and terminology is new and evolving! In this system, the entire course is technically an activity set composed of multiple small courses. When you complete the General Information section, you will receive confirmation saying "Course Complete" which means the General Information "course." You will receive similar confirmations as you proceed through the other topics. On the home page ("Welcome to the Classroom") for this course, you can tell at a glance if you have completed a topic or what activity you need to do next by reading the italicized wording under the topic title.
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Objectives for Learning Outcomes
After completing this section, you will be able to:
1. Summarize course learning objectives and overall course information.
2. Explain the course grading policy and additional requirements to earn CE credit.
3. Identify recommended reading assignments and other course resources.
4. Explain the process of applying for national certification in medical-surgical nursing.