433 Experiences in Clinical Nursing-RN – 8 credit hours

Prerequisite: Completion of Concepts of Professional Nursing - RN, and Health Assessment; 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 IV. 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. The nursing process is implemented in a variety of acute and intermediate care settings for the promotion and restoration of health. Students participate as an integral member of the health care team to provide comprehensive nursing care to patients across the lifespan and from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic groups. Leadership, responsibility/accountability, and interprofessional collaboration are emphasized.

Note: For those RNs wishing to meet this course requirement with a portfolio, one year of community clinical experience (minimum of 1000 hours) is required.