This course provides the theoretical foundation for nursing knowledge that supports the care of individuals across the life span with common complex health problems and of families in a variety of practice settings including acute care, obstetric, and community health agencies. Students apply critical thinking skills to design, implement and evaluate nursing care with a particular focus on patient education to individuals and families. Therapeutic communication skills are enhanced through a variety of interactive learning strategies. Technology is applied to the research process as well as the delivery of care.
Prerequisite: NURS150 (with a C+ or better)
Pre or Co-Requisites: NUTR 108 and BIOL 235
9 credits (4 lecture hours, 10 clinical laboratory hours per week), fall or spring semester