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 and in 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 and applied in practice within the legal, political, regulatory and economic context of health care. Students utilize nursing research to create a Proposal Paper exploring divergent perspectives on a contemporary issue or trend that impacts nursing practice. Students participate in the Cooperative Learning Lab group 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 NURS112G and BIOL120G with grades of “C+” or better, as well as completion of all other first level courses per the Nursing program.
Co- requisites: BIOL210G and ENGL110G or ENGL111G.
Fall semester