This course incorporates and expands on previously learned concepts for the acquisition and application of safe, patient-centered nursing care to patients with simple, short-term and long-term nursing needs, and to assist the professional nurse in more complex nursing situations. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse in the care of patients with a variety of health alterations. In addition, the course facilities the transition from student to practical nurse through a review and application of concepts as students work to demonstrate achievement of program student learning outcomes.