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Jul 02

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Medical-Surgical Nursing

The Medical Surgical Nursing was once relegated as the art and science of nursing on hospital wards, medical-surgical nursing is now considered as the foundation of the nursing practice. Most nurses begin as medical or surgical nurse (med-surg) or at some point during their nursing career worked in this field of nursing. Many nurses continue med-surg nursing for the excitement and experience it brings to their career.
The medical-surgical nursing field has progressed from an entry-level job position to a unique comprehensive specialty. This field is no longer seen as a stepping-stone but a specialized science—the backbone of a healthcare institution. Currently, medical-surgical nurses are the most common among all nurse specialties. 
Medical-surgical nursing is an exception field in the sense it is not limited to the disease process or body systems but rather, holistic in approach. It requires nurses to acquire and maintain diverse and extensive knowledge and skills on the different aspects of nursing care. A medical-surgical nurse should strive hard to possess a wide variety of competencies and knowledge to survive on different situations in the workplace.
Because it is the foundation for health care, medical-surgical nursing is the foundation in terms of learning for novice nurses and students. The primary requirements for nurses who want to be medical-surgical nurse is to obtain comprehensive knowledge and competency to be versatile and flexible when facing diverse settings. The SIC invites all nursing students and nurses to share their knowledge and skills in this area, in order to continue to elevate the standards of nursing profession in general, and nursing practice in particular.

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