Prerequisite: Completion of Conceptual Basis of Nursing II Theory and Conceptual Basis of Nursing II Clinical; concurrent with or after completion of Conceptual Basis of Nursing III Theory; after completion or concurrent with Nursing and Healthcare Ethics and Concepts of Care for the Older Adult; 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 III Theory. Opportunities to learn and practice 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 opportunities to implement the nursing process to meet the physiological and psychosocial needs of patients across the lifespan with emphasis on the needs of children and individual family members. The collaborative relationship between the nurse and other health care team members in the clinical setting is further developed. The roles and characteristics of the professional nurse, with emphasis on the roles of caregiver, educator, and facilitator, are further developed.