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 after completion of Conceptual Basis of Nursing II Theory; or with approval of the Dean of the Undergraduate Program and course faculty.
Description: This course applies the concepts and theories of professional nursing from the course Conceptual Basis of Nursing II Theory. Opportunities to learn and practice therapeutic use of self, group process, cognitive and psychomotor skills are provided in the professional skills laboratory using simulation activities and with assigned patients in the clinical settings. A variety of acute care, intermediate, and community settings are used for the promotion and restoration of health and rehabilitation for individuals, families, and groups. Clinical assignments provide opportunity to implement the nursing process to meet the needs of patients related to human behavior, psychopathology, women’s health, and the family across the life span. The collaborative relationship between the professional nurse and the interprofessional health care team in the clinical setting is further developed.