This course is the first in a two-course series which focuses on the development and theoretical knowledge and clinical skills involved in nursing care of the adult patient. Concepts which address prevention, health promotion, disease management and therapeutic interventions for adults with actual or potential alterations to fluid balance, and cerebral function, elimination, and cardiac output will be addressed. Health issues and disease processes commonly experienced by individuals and their families in adult years will be explored. Clinical practice experiences are provided in both out-patient and acute care settings will focus on knowledge and skills necessary for competent and compassionate care of adults within the context of their families and community. Carries a fee. Prerequisite: NUR 311. Corequisite: NUR 312 & NUR 321.