This course expands on the scope of adult medical-surgical nursing by focusing on adult clients with increasingly complex self-care deficits and subsequent increase in nursing agency. The student will use critical thinking processes to guide care-planning decisions for the adult client. This course includes the nurse’s role in assisting the client with self-management of acute and chronic illness. Emphasis will be placed on working as an effective member of the healthcare team, and beginning leadership skills will be presented. Semester Credit Hours 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisite: NA 208 Fundamentals of Nursing. Corequisite: NA 221 Med Surgical Nursing I for RNs Clinical or NA 225 Medical Surgical Nursing I for RNs Clinical.