Introduction to more complex cognitive and psychomotor skills needed to care for individuals with more complex disease conditions along the wellness/illness continuum. The clinical course emphasizes setting priorities of needs with emphasis on the distinction between normal and abnormal adaptation to multiple stressors affecting the patient systems. Crisis theory interventions are introduced. Pathophysiology, diet therapy and pharmacology are integrated. Principles of nursing management are introduced. Clinical experience to correlate with theory is provided in a variety of acute health care settings. The clinical portion of this course allows the student to practice decision-making skills for groups of patients in selected health care settings and to further develop communicative and technical skills. Content includes legal/ethical issues in nursing and health care, nursing roles, trends in nursing and transition into a professional role.