This course is the second of a two-course sequence in which the focus is on acute problems with associated emergent disorders and their effect on the adult patient. Chronic, long-term impact associated with these disorders is also addressed. The use of effective interpersonal communication skills with patients, their families, and members of the health care team is expected. Pharmacology principles and rationale continue to be applied during supervised medication administration. Students will develop and implement patient-centered care plans. The student is expected to function progressively as a contributing member of the nursing team while caring for assigned clients with needs of moderate complexity in the acute setting. Clinical assignments will be made that will provide an opportunity for students to enhance critical thinking and priority setting skills. Nutrition, pharmacology, communication, and cultural concepts are integrated with the nursing process and Self-Care Deficit Theory to form the foundation of comprehensive care planning. Prerequisite: NUR 201, NUR 105 and all General Education courses.
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