This clinical course allows students the opportunity to apply nursing process, critical thinking, knowledge, and skills acquired in the coinciding theory portion of the course in the direct patient care setting. Students may participate in clinical activities including acute care, care across the lifespan, gerontology, and pediatric special populations for 60 hours. A concentrated 120 hour final practicum will take place during the course. Total clinical clock hours is 180 hours. Co-requisite: NURS 240 Fundamental Nursing IV (4 hours).