NR1809: Nursing Care III

Credits 9 Lab Hours 4 Lecture Hours 5 Clinical Hours 0
Tiered Course Indicator
Nine credit hours (9). Five (5) credit hour theory and four (4) credit hour clinical course. Builds upon the concepts, processes and competencies developed in Foundations of Nursing Care I and Nursing Care II, while expanding critical thinking and developing clinical judgment and clinical reasoning. Physical and psychosocial assessment skills are expanded while applying the nursing process to provide and manage care for clients and families in the mental health and acute care settings. The role of the nurse is enhanced as both a provider and manager of care as the student learns to recognize actual/potential health and behavior patterns in adults, children (pediatrics), and families. Clinical experience will provide an opportunity to increase skills and knowledge of communication, client teaching, and function as a member of the healthcare team.


Prerequisite: Completion of Nursing Care II and Pharmacology II with a grade of ā€˜Cā€™ or higher OR a Licensed Practical Nurse admitted to the second year (Level II) of the nursing program and has successfully completed the LPN/ADN course.
Co-requisite: Pharmacology III