Tompkins Cortland Community College

NURS225 - Prof Practices & Complex Nursing Care


The student uses and incorporates all previously-learned critical thinking skills and habits of mind, all Gordon's functional health patterns, concepts of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, therapeutic communication, and care skills to plan and implement evidence-based care for clients with complex health problems, including clients with chronic and multi-system health issues, across a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on professional issues and the transition from student to RN role. The student examines and applies leadership and client care management concepts and skills. Course experiences provide an active learning environment in a variety of settings. Students must be admitted to the nursing program to enroll in this course. The course requires basic computer skills, including keyboarding, word processing, email and internet use, and the use of Blackboard, a course management system. An honors section is offered. Additional fee for exam preparation and exam. Prerequisite: All courses required in the first three semesters of the nursing program; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 112. 10 cr. (6 Lec., 12 Lab.) Spring semester.