Students develop competence to provide and manage care as a member within the discipline of nursing for patients and their families with common health problems in protected, favorable environments. The delivery of patient centered care across the life span is emphasized with a special focus on adults, children in childbearing and childrearing families, and psychiatric/mental health care settings. Nursing knowledge, attitudes, as well as interpersonal, and psychomotor competencies are further developed. Nursing content establishes the relationship between common health problems and their contributing factors; pathophysiology; assessments/diagnostic and lab testing; evidenced based practice and collaborative care. The nursing concepts of safety/prevention of injury, systems-based practice, leadership, professionalism, and ethical decision making are further explored in theory and developed in practice within the legal, political, regulatory and economic context of health care. Students further their understanding of nursing research by reviewing nursing literature and writing a research paper. Students participate in a group Community Health Project and poster presentation. The Learning Laboratory provides opportunities to practice more complex nursing skills in simulated activities. Clinical Learning provides experiences to practice nursing care in perinatal/pediatric or psychiatric/mental health, and adult health acute care settings.
Prerequisites: Both NURS111G and BIOL110G with grades of “C+” or better, PSYC110G.
Co- requisites: BIOL120G and PSYC210G.
Spring semester