(3-hour class, plus 12-hour laboratory/clinical per week for 1/2 semester) This course assists students in applying principles from nursing, basic sciences, and liberal arts as they provide care to adult clients through use of the nursing process. Caring behaviors are practiced as the student promotes and maintains adaption/wholeness of clients with more complex needs, including disturbance in nutrition, oxygenation, metabolism, and loss of body integrity. The clinical component provides laboratory and client care experiences in institutional settings where students utilize their assessment and advanced psychomotor skills. As participation in management of client care increases, the student is expected to establish and maintain therapeutic relationships, to begin educating and advocating for clients, and to collaborate with other members of the health care team.
Prerequisites: NSG 203, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 301, CHM 114, and PSY 201. 90% or greater on Nursing Dosage Calculation Exam. Course fee applicable.