The Nursing III course expands upon previous concepts and competencies introduced during Nursing I and II. Nursing III examines the theoretical concepts related to the delivery of comprehensive nursing care to patients across the life span experiencing multiple health problems. The course utilizes the nursing process as the framework for nursing care using evidence-based practice and critical thinking/clinical reasoning. Nursing care is directed toward supporting and promoting effective adaptation in individuals confronted with complex illness.  Principles of mental health nursing and community nursing are also examined and applied  to individuals, families and groups across the life span. Clinical experiences offer students the opportunity to integrate the theoretical concepts into practice within a structured setting. (Prerequisite: NURS112W; Corequisites:BIOL211W, PSYC111W)