Nursing IV (NURM-222)
This course emphasizes 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 multiple complex deviations. Within the context of the nursing process, the evaluation phase is stressed. The student nurse gains experience in organizing, prioritizing and evaluating care for a small group of patients in the clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on the application of increasing therapeutic communication skills, management and leadership 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 and critical care units, community agencies and any other clinical sites to meet the course objectives. Prerequisites: NURM 221. Corequisite: NRML 222. 4.5 lecture hours and 13.5 laboratory hours per week. 9 credit hours.