NUR 450 Synthesis in Nursing Practice

Prerequisites: NUR 350 and 448 (formerly NUR 347 and 348) with C or better

This capstone course focuses on the delivery of nursing care to a variety of clients with multiple, complex health problems.. Students are expected to synthesize content from previous courses. In congruence with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's (AACN's) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, students will have the opportunity to expand the following abilities: a) identify patterns, connections, and relationships in health and disease, b) make decisions about nursing care based on a thorough assessment, analysis, and exploration of potential consequences, c) use therapeutic communication, d) develop skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate therapeutic nursing interventions and e) demonstrate their ability to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team to deliver health promotion, maintenance and restoration.. This course will provide students the opportunity to focus on issues related to the transition from the student role to a entry level registered nurse as well as to prepare them to successfully pass the NCLEX-RN examination. A clinical component will provide the opportunity for the student to master areas of recognized need. Four hours of class each week and 240 hours of clinical practicum is required. Appropriate standardized exams are required. NOTE: Taken Spring Term of senior year. Course Fee: $553.00 


2 Course Credits