Prerequisite: Completion of Conceptual Basis of Nursing I Theory, Conceptual Basis of Nursing I Clinical, Pathophysiology, Pharmacological Basis of Nursing Practice, and Learning Strategies for Nursing Students; concurrent with or prior to Conceptual Basis of Nursing II Clinical; or with approval of the Dean of the Undergraduate Program and course faculty.
Description: This course focuses on professional nursing, biophysical and psychosocial concepts related to human behavior, psychopathology, women’s health, and the care of the family across the life span. The therapeutic use of self, education principles, institution of appropriate nursing care delivery, the nursing process, and concepts of group process are utilized as interventions for health maintenance, return of optimal health status, and adaptation of patients within their environments. The collaborative relationship between the nurse and other members of the interprofessional healthcare team in the clinical settings is explored. Emphasis is placed on the nursing process in assisting patients of various ages, wellness states, and cultures to reach optimal health by facilitating adaptation of physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and spiritual well-being.