The theory content of this course introduces the nursing student to function in the role of the associate degree registered nurse in providing nursing care to adult patients in acute care settings and childbearing patients and neonates in maternal family settings. Critical to this discussion is the introduction of teaching-learning. Further developed are effective communication skills; the use of the nursing process to plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care; and the use of growth and developmental theories to identify various stages of the life cycle with emphasis on the neonate. The clinical component of this course utilizes: (1) acute care and ambulatory health care delivery settings to provide nursing care to adult patients undergoing surgical interventions; and (2) maternal family settings to provide nursing care to the childbearing patients and the neonate. Four-hours class, six-hours lab for one week, and six hours clinical for 14 weeks. Course fee required. Prerequisite: NUR 10505 with a grade of “C” or better in theory and a “satisfactory” designation for clinical performance, MTH 11903 with a grade of “C” or better. AHC 13101 with a grade of “C” or better, and BIO 10104 with a grade of “C” or better.
Offered Spring for 6 Semester hours.