NURS 398B Clinical Concepts I

This course focuses on the clinical application of evidence based practice and integration of theory and skills to provide nursing care to individuals across the lifespan with stable/unstable, ill defined, acute and chronic illness, including changes associated with aging. Utilization of the nursing process, communication, therapeutic nursing interventions, critical thinking skills and program values guide the formulation of nursing care decisions and selection of interdisciplinary resources to protect, promote and optimize the health and abilities, prevent illness/injury, facilitate healing, alleviate suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocate for the care of individuals in various health care settings. Prerequisites: BIOL 357 - Pathophysiology, NURS 321 - Health Assessment, NURS 398A - Health Assessment Clinical, NURS 328 - Nursing Role Transition. Co-requisites: NURS 316 - Advanced Concepts I Adult Health, NURS 330 - Nursing Research, NURS 331 - Community Health I. S/U grade only. Spring.