NUR 271 Advanced Nursing Process Clinical IV (2 credits)

This course provides an opportunity for the student to consolidate theory and skills developed in previous levels and to implement new Level 4 theory and skills. The student functions in collaboration with members of a diverse multidisciplinary health care team, to provide care for hospitalized patients with complex needs. He/she will function interdependently to establish priorities for a group of three patients; to delegate and assist others with aspects of nursing care; and to provide for continuity of care, discharge planning, and referrals. The level 4 student also functions interdependently to maintain standards, to develop relationships, and to assume responsibility for self and others. The student applies the nursing process, considering previous illness, to develop and implement a plan of care for a group of patients, and is expected to submit two extensive Nursing Process Records. 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 240; co-requisites: completed and current health form on file, current CPR certification, malpractice insurance, NUR 260, and completion of any 2 theory needs courses at level 4 (NUR 261, 262, 263, 264) and ATI Leadership proctored exam.