This course offers students the opportunity to learn about patients across the lifespan who are experiencing complex, acute medical/surgical illnesses and chronic self-care deficits. Observational experiences are provided in multiple areas such as intensive care, the emergency room, the recovery room, clinics, and a home health agency. The student demonstrates skills in decision-making through the use of the nursing process with an emphasis on implementation and evaluation. The student also selects the appropriate roles to be assumed in meeting the patient’s self-care needs. The student is expected to perform therapeutically in the clinical area with a decreasing need for instructor supervision.
12 hours of clinical/lab per week
[Course fee: $70]