Nu251 Adult Nursing Practicum 4 credits
This is the capstone course of the ADN program. Students in this course examine health issues that are complex and encompass multiple systems. In the clinical setting, students will demonstrate the ability to apply the nursing process to the care of individuals with complex needs. Current evidenced-based research and implications will be incorporated throughout. This course will provide the opportunity for students to focus and deepen their knowledge base. Students will be expected to synthesize and apply principles and concepts to complex patients. The instructional methodologies utilized in all Nursing courses attempt to address the auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning needs of Nursing students. The methodologies used in the classroom include lecture and discussion, electronic imaging and video and audio clips, critical-thinking exercises such as case study interpretation, group exercises and student presentation, student debates, written assignments, and computer-assisted exercises. 3 credit hours of classroom and 1 credit hours of clinical (90 hours of clinical per semester). Prerequisite: Nu 250 with a minimum grade of C+.