The focus is on the health assessment of the adult, and expected health assessment findings throughout the lifespan. The course provides a beginning foundation of the nursing process as framework for developing assessment skills and use of clinical technologies necessary for determining client health status and provision of care. Course includes 15 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program and Bilingual Program. Prerequisites for Collaborative Program students: MMI 133, NURS 106 (or NURS 140 and 150), and NURS 120 (or NURS 103); Corequisite: NURS 124 (or NURS 103). Prerequisites for Bilingual Program students: MICRE 133. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Credit cannot be obtained for NURS 125 if credit is granted for NURS 105 or 305.
This practicum in acute care settings further develops knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide safe ethical patient care for adults with episodic and chronic health challenges. Intentional clinical learning activities integrate evidence-informed knowledge from NURS 224 and 216. The focus is on assessment, clinical reasoning, care planning, and documentation in paper and digital formats. Course includes 130 clinical hours total. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative/Honors Program and Bilingual Program. Prerequisites for Collaborative/Honors Program students: NURS 220 (or NURS 201) and NURS 221 (or NURS 202). Prerequisites for Bilingual Program students: SC INF 223 (or SC INF 217 or SC INF 220) and SC INF 221 (or SC INF 218). Corequisites: NURS 216 and NURS 224 (or NURS 307). Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 225 or 308.