Nursing III (NURM-221)
This course explores the role of the accountable, responsible registered nurse as it relates to the delivery of evidence-based care to patients experiencing actual/potential, commonly occurring, complex health deviations. Within the context of the nursing process, the planning phase is stressed. The student nurse gains experiences in setting realistic patient outcomes and personalizing nursing interventions for two patients in the clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on developing therapeutic communication skills, beginning management skills, current legal, ethical and social problems and teaching-learning principles which assist the patient in overcoming self-care deficits. Laboratory experiences are provided in the classroom laboratory setting as well as medical-surgical units, psychiatric facilities, community agencies, and other clinical sites to meet the course objectives.