438 Conceptual Basis of Nursing IV Theory – 5 credit hours

Prerequisite: Completion of Conceptual Basis of Nursing III Theory, Conceptual Basis of Nursing III Clinical, Research for Nursing Practice, and Concepts in Nursing Management; concurrent with or prior to Conceptual Basis of Nursing IV Clinical; or with approval of the Dean of the Undergraduate Program and course faculty.

Description: This course integrates professional nursing, biophysical and psychosocial concepts related to health promotion, safety, health care systems, immunity, infection, oxygenation, perfusion, fluid and electrolyte balance and coagulation across the lifespan. Additional professional nursing concepts will be discussed as they relate to management, leadership and collaboration. Emphasis is on the leadership roles of the nurse in managing the care of individuals, families, groups, and populations. Emphasis is 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.