Continues to study the role of the professional nurse as the provider of care for adult clients with complex needs and as a member of the profession. Builds on previous knowledge using critical thinking skills in a systematic, problem solving process as a framework for providing safe and effective care to restore and promote health in adult clients. Focuses on nursing care and concepts related to the healthy adult client as well as, the adult client with common, acute, or chronic illness exemplars. Also explores how to demonstrate proficiency in performing increasing complex nursing skills, and how to research best practices and integrate theory into the care of adult clients and their families in a variety of clinical settings. Four hours of theory and six hours of clinical/lab per week.