Application of the theoretical basis of safe, evidence-based, quality, holistic, patient-centered nursing care for patients with various medical/surgical conditions. Focus on care that is developmentally and culturally appropriate for patients and their families. Emphasis on the nurse's skill as caregiver, communicator, critical thinker, teacher, and collaborator in a structured clinical setting. Integration of legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse as provider of care, designer/manager/coordinator of care, and member of a profession. Application of information management principles, techniques, and systems when providing collaborative nursing care. Recognition of the nursing leadership role for the purpose of providing and improving patient care. S/U grading. CRQ: NURS 318. Enrollment Requirements: CRQ: NURS 318.