The student applies knowledge and skills to provide and manage safe care for patients and their families across the lifespan in structured health care settings. The student provides support and teaching to the patient and family and direct care for the patient. The scope of the course includes the Functional Health Patterns of Sexual-Reproductive, Role-Relationship, Nutrition-Metabolic, Activity Exercise, Self-Perception/Self-Concept, Coping Stress, Health Perception-Health Management, Value Belief, and Cognitive-Perceptual. Intellectual, interpersonal and psychomotor competencies are further developed. Needs of patients across the life span are emphasized with special focus on adults, children in childbearing/childrearing families, and psychiatric/mental health.
The student will plan the care of the patient/family by utilizing the Nursing Process. Direct care will be provided to patients with common health problems. Laboratory learning provides opportunities to practice more complex nursing skills in basic group skills in simulated activities. Clinical learning experiences are provided for the student in adult healthcare settings, and psychiatric/mental health, or perinatal/pediatric settings. Prerequisites:Successful completion of NURS111M and BIOL110M with a grade of “C” or better and completion of PSYC110M. Corequisite: BIOL120M, PSYC210M.