NUR 232 Nursing Process Clinical II (2 credits)
This course provides an opportunity for the student to apply theory and skills mastered to date. The student functions in collaboration with the instructor and members of the nursing team to plan for the day of care for hospitalized adults, recognizing diverse characteristics. The student collaborates with the instructor, acting as a client advocate, exercising beginning independence with interpersonal interactions, and seeking assistance from the instructor and other members of the nursing team when appropriate. The student exercises beginning independence to maintain standards, develop relationships, and assume accountability for learning and self-evaluation. The student utilizes the nursing process to perform ongoing assessments; identify problems; select nursing diagnoses; and plan, implement and evaluate care for the day. Students will spend a total of 56 hours over an eight-week time period in clinical practice activities; in addition, students will be expected to spend substantial time preparing for and following up after each clinical day. Prerequisite: NUR 236 or NUR 231; co-requisites: completed and current health form on file, current CPR certification, malpractice insurance, and NUR 220, 222, 223, and 224.