The theory content of this course focuses on the role of the associate degree registered nurse as communicator, provider, and manager of safe effective care to patients experiencing needs related to the immune system; the endocrine system; blood and blood forming; and neoplastic disorders. The student nurse is introduced to the role of the registered nurse leading and providing nursing care to humans whose illness is more complex in nature. Growth and developmental concepts are further discussed with an emphasis on older adults. The nursing process, communication and collaboration skills, use of technology, teaching-learning, and legal/ethical principles of nursing practice are continued. The clinical component utilizes an acute care setting, to provide the student the opportunity to assist patients in promoting, restoring, and maintaining health. Clinical assignments are selected to assist the student to begin to explore the characteristics and responsibilities of leadership. The student further explores the transition from a student nurse to the role of the nurse through opportunities to plan and provide nursing care for small groups of clients. Four hours class, three hours clinical. Course fee required. Prerequisite: NUR 21707 with a grade of “C” or better in theory and a “satisfactory” designation for clinical performance, NUR 21303 with a grade of “C” or better in theory and a “satisfactory” designation for clinical performance.
Offered Spring for 5 Semester hours.