Students develop competence and independence to provide and manage care as members within the discipline of nursing as well as the interdisciplinary team for patients and their families with multi-system health problems across the life span in structured health care settings. Nursing knowledge, attitudes, as well as interpersonal, and psychomotor competencies are further developed and refined. Nursing content establishes the relationship between common multi- system health problems and their contributing factors; pathophysiology; assessments/diagnostic and lab testing; evidenced based practice and collaborative care. Professional standards of practice, research, and the nursing concepts of safety/prevention of injury, systems based practice, leadership, professionalism, quality improvement and risk management, culturally competent care, and ethical decision making within the legal, political, regulatory and economic context of health care are further discussed and explored in theory and developed and applied in practice. Students analyze the nursing research and create a Position Paper exploring divergent perspectives on a contemporary issue or trend that impacts nursing practice. Students participate in the Senior Seminar group presentations. The Laboratory Learning includes simulated learning activities to care for complex patients with multisystem health problems. Clinical Learning provides experiences to practice nursing care in advanced medical-surgical, extended care and/or acute rehabilitation, and various community health settings. At the conclusion of the course, the student is prepared to transition to the role of registered nurse. Prerequisites: Both NURS211G and BIOL210G with grades of “C+” or better, and ENGL110G or ENGL111G. Co-requisites: MATH145G or higher, ENGL elective, Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language elective. Spring semester