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 experiencing needs related to fluid and electrolyte balance; acid-base balance; the renal system; the integumentary system; and the sensory perceptual systems. Growth and developmental concepts are further discussed with emphasis on infants and children. The nursing process, communication and collaboration skills, use of technology, teaching-learning, and legal/ethical principles of nursing practice are continued. The clinical component of this course utilizes: (1) acute care health care delivery settings to provide nursing care to adult patients; and (2) community settings to provide interactions with children. Four and one-half hours class and four and one half hours clinical during 10 week Summer term. Course fee required. Prerequisite: NUR 10606 with a grade of “C” or better in theory and a “satisfactory” designation for clinical performance, BIO 10204 with a grade of “C” or better, BIO 10302 with a grade of “C” or better, and PSY 11303.
Offered Summer for 4 Semester hours.