NSE 418 Nursing Practice V

This clinical course will provide students with the opportunity to consolidate the development of nursing practice skills. Using a theoretical approach that is relevant to the practice setting, students will gradually assume responsibility for complex assignments as they progress towards functioning as beginning baccalaureate graduates. Critical analysis and reflective practice will be key components of this course. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of the multiplicity of nursing roles both in the hospital and community. Students will be expected to select a clinical focus and setting related to their professional elective. Students will work independently in the clinical setting with agency personnel and a faculty advisor. Scheduled hours can be negotiated with the agency and will include all shifts appropriate to the setting. Seminar days will be scheduled throughout the term. Students will be required to complete a written comprehensive examination which will be graded on a pass/fail basis. Lect: 1 hr./Lab: 15 hrs. Corequisite: NUR 820 or NUR 823 or NUR 824 or NUR 825 or NUR 826 or NUR 827 or NUR 828, Prerequisites: NSE 417 and NSE 407 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 4

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