This course introduces the student to setting priorities, communicating, planning and providing care for medical-surgical patients with multiple physiological and psychosocial needs in diverse healthcare settings. Students learn health promotion, maintenance, and restoration. Students engage in health teaching and counseling when caring for medical-surgical clients. Opportunities to identify best practices from selected sources of current nursing evidence are provided. Students communicate with the interdisciplinary team to initiate plan of care and participate in quality improvement processes. Upon successful course completion, students are able to utilize clinical decision-making and the nursing process to provide care for adults, from early adulthood through geriatrics. Learning opportunities are presented in the classroom, simulation, and in supervised clinical experiences.
Prerequisite: NUR 347