Nurs Physical/Mental Hlth III
Prerequisites: NURS 101, NURS 102, NURS 214, NURS 215, BIOL 203, BIOL 204. Adult, child and infant CPR certification. This course builds upon the skills, abilities, and knowledge developed in Nursing 101, 102, 214, and 215. The student will learn interpersonal, technical, and cognitive skills related to individualized nursing care of adults with complex medical-surgical disorders. Learning activities are planned to develop the student's ability to think critically, to reason and form judgments, and to assess, analyze and resolve client-centered problems. Course content includes neurological, endocrine, and hepatic disorders. The roles of nurse as provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession are further developed with increased autonomy. An emphasis on the development of leadership skills is a focus of this course. Clinical experiences are correlated with theory by selection of clients in acute care settings and the clinical preceptorship. Additionally, the student is expected to demonstrate competency of selected nursing skills in the nursing campus laboratory. Four class hours and twelve clinical laboratory hours weekly for seven weeks.