Prerequisites: NURS1305, NURS1307,HLTH1070. Pre or Corequisites: NURS2400/2403. Focus on the nursing process applied to patients' adaptive responses to stressors, including hospitalization and the disease process. Perioperative nursing principles are included. Related pathophysiology, therapeutic nutrition and pharmacology are integrated. Clinical experiences are provided to develop and refine nursing techniques appropriate for patients being cared for in a variety of health care settings. Understanding of concepts basic to positive adaptation to life-threatening physiologic stress are examined.