NURS 201   Complex Concepts of Nursing I* (9 Hours)

Prerequisites : Admission to the Nursing Program and NURS 105 with a grade of "C" or higher and PSYC 218 with a grade of "C" or higher.

Increasing in complexity, students will engage in a variety of learning activities to build nursing knowledge and skills necessary to care for a variety of patients and families who present with diverse characteristics across the healthcare continuum spanning from wellness to illness. Course concepts and skills will be leveled to meet course outcomes which are based upon the program principles of clinical judgment, critical thinking, collaboration, professionalism and ethical practices, leadership, accountability, teaching and learning, caring and sensitivity for diverse populations, and safety and health care quality practices. This course will focus on more complex physiological and behavioral health alterations. In the clinical settings, students will be expected to prioritize care for those increasingly more complex patients applying theoretical concepts and exemplars across the lifespan providing a plan of care based upon principles of clinical judgment. Course instruction will occur using a blended approach that focuses on active engagement of the student in all learning environments, which includes the classroom, the Health Resource Center, the Healthcare Simulation Center, and a variety of healthcare agencies, including acute care facilities and community sites in the Kansas City Metropolitan area.