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Nursing Practicum


Prerequisite/Corequisite Key

P = Course must be taken previously C = Course must be taken concurrently E = Course can be taken previously or concurrently
(RQ) = Required (RM) = Recommended  

NURSP 221

Introduction to Clinical Practice

1 credit hour

C: NURS-215 NURS-220

This course emphasizes the integration of assessment, communication, clinical reasoning skills and documentation in a variety of clinical settings. Through the development of therapeutic relationships, students apply concepts learned at the sophomore level. Professional behavior, patient safety, and appropriate uses of resources will be demonstrated. (45 hours lab/clinical). Offered fall, spring and summer (summer is limited to students in BSN/ACC program).

NURSP 332

Clincal Practice I

3 credit hours

P: NURS-215, NURS-218, NURS-220, NURSP-221
C: NURS-333

Concepts essential to the provision of nursing care and application of nursing skils are explored and applied to clients in diverse clinical settings. The evidence-based knowledge gained at the Junior 1 level forms a bases for clinical reasoning and decision making as students develop their nurisng skills. Professional behavior, patient safety, and appropriate uses of resources will be demonstrated in admistration of medications and application of nursing interventions. (135 clincal/simulation hours). Offered fall and spring.

NURSP 377

Clinical Practice II

3 credit hours

P: NURS-349
C: NURS-376 NURS-379

Concepts addressing the provision of nursing care across the lifespan are applied to individuals, families, communities, and populations in select clinical settings. The evidence based knowledge gained at the junior two level forms a basis for clinical reasoning and decision making as students advance their nursing skills. Professional behavior, patient safety, and appropriate use of resources will be demonstrated in the use of technology and application of nursing interventions in the care of individuals, families and communities. Promoting mental health across the lifespan is emphasized. 135 clinical/ simulation hours. Offered fall and spring.

NURSP 434

Clinical Practice III

3 credit hours

P: NURS-379, NURS-376, NURSP-377
C: NURS-433

Concepts addressing the provision of nursing care across the lifespan are applied to clients in select clinical settings. The evidence-based knowledge gained at the senior one level forms a basis for clinical reasoning and decision making as students advance their nursing skills. Professional behavior, patient safety, and appropriate use of resources will be demonstrated in the use of technology and application of nursing interventions in the care of patients with acute and chronic illnesses. (135 clinical/simulation hours). Offered fall and spring.

NURSP 479

Clinical Practice IV: Capstone

4 credit hours

P: NURS-399 NURS-433 NURSP-434
C: NURS-478

Concepts addressing the provision of nursing care in complex situations across the lifespan are applied to clients in select settings. Synthesizing knowledge gained throughout the program, clinical reasoning and decision making are enhanced and refined. Professionalism, interprofessional collaboration, and patient centered care are integrated to ensure safe and effective care. (180 clinical/simulation hours). Offered fall, spring and summer (summer is limited to students in BSN/ACC program).