Description: Lecture, three hours; clinical, three hours. Requisites: courses 54A, 54B, 150A. Corequisites: courses 115, 150B. Examination of nursing assessment and management of common health problems that adults experience. Theory content in basic assessment, health history, and diagnostic reasoning for selected health problems, with emphasis on social, cultural, and developmental influences. Integration of basic knowledge of pathophysiology, stress and adaptation, adult development theory, therapeutic interventions, and communication concepts as applied to care of medical and surgical clients and their families. Introduction to concept of nurses as bedside scientists, with emphasis on critical and contextual thinking skills and diagnostic reasoning. Nursing process, ethical principles, clinical research, evidence-based practice, and clinical thinking that maximize patient safety and quality care used during clinical experiences. Letter grading.