210 clock hours (weeks 1-7)
This course is designed to continue to provide development of fundamental nursing knowledge and skills while providing holistic care to the medical surgical patient. Evidence-based practice and management of disease processes related to various body systems and patient assessment will be emphasized with the expectation of consistent use of the nursing process addressing the physiological, psychosocial, emotional and cultural needs of the client. Included in this course is the continuation of building the fundamentals of medication administration introduced in Pharmacology I & II, medication administration considerations for the adult, older adult, maternal/newborn and child nursing care. Strategies that enhance critical thinking and problem solving skills are incorporation into the curriculum.