The focus of the course includes health promotion, health maintenance, and health restoration. Students continue to build on
previously acquired knowledge and skills. Opportunities for experience in caring for clients with perioperative needs, digestive and
urinary alterations, and cancer are provided to coordinate with classroom instruction. The student will be given practice in identifying
best practices from provided sources of current nursing evidence. In addition, the student will continue to identify how the
interdisciplinary team functions for individual clients with serious healthcare deviations and how the practical nurse communicates
information that may be utilized by the interdisciplinary team. Students will utilize nursing informatics to organize client care.
Application of the nursing process continues as well as theory and practice in documentation. Nutritional needs for these clients are