9.0creditsA combined course that includes: classroom, lab, and clinical. Nursing III prepares the student to safely manage the care of clients throughout the lifespan and prepares the student for the role of caregiver, manager, and member of profession from the level of the practical nurse to the registered nurse. Concepts of health, illness, and environment as they relate to nursing practice are discussed. Emphasis is placed on predictable and variable needs of the client utilizing Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns within the nursing process. Critical thinking is inherent in the nursing process and incorporated throughout the course. Advisor permission required. Completion of WITCC Practical Nursing Program or valid LPN license and 6-8 hours of anatomy and physiology. Enrollment in the Hybrid course also requires proof that all support courses have been successfully completed.