9creditsA combined course that includes: classroom, lab, clinical, and preceptorship. Nursing IV prepares the student to safely manage the care of clients throughout the lifespan and prepares the student to assume the registered nurse (RN) roles of caregiver, manager, and member of profession. Concepts of health, illness, and environment as they relate to nursing practice are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the 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 is incorporated throughout the course. Clinical preceptorship provides an opportunity for students to mentor with a RN. Students will practice clinical and leadership skills necessary to successfully transition into the role of an entry-level RN. Focus is placed on the enhancement of leadership and collaboration skills, organization, supervision, delegation, prioritization, and management of multiple clients in an acute care setting.