8.5credits This theory course is a requirement with ADN 512 Clinical Practicum 5 for the associate degree nursing program. This course utilizes the nursing process to care for acute and chronically ill adults. It expands on critical thinking and knowledge previously obtained during practical nursing coursework regarding principles of holistic nursing care during the adult life span. Emphasis is placed on comprehensive nursing care interventions needed for complex health problems. This course will prepare the student with theoretical nursing knowledge needed for entry level associate degree nursing practice. This course will also prepare the student for national examination for nursing licensure.