This course is designed to assist students in the theoretical and practical application of the nursing process to meet the healthcare needs of clients with complex, chronic disorders with multidimensional system involvement and rehabilitation needs. Physiologic and psychosocial adaptation, prevention and early detection, and self care will be emphasized, with a focus on outcome management and synthesis of information. Pharmacological concepts will be integrated throughout the course content. Clinical experience will be provided in a variety of supervised healthcare settings. 15 weeks: 2.5 class/6 clinical/1.5 lab hours.