||Designed to advance the theoretical and clinical knowledge of the student for managing care of the adult medical-surgical patient. Emphasis is placed on identifying specific universal, developmental and health deviation self-care requisites and deficits, as well as gerontological changes that interfere with the adult patient's ability to manage increasingly complex self-care needs. Both the nursing and medical management associated with meeting the needs of patients with various medical–surgical conditions are discussed. The nursing process continues to be incorporated utilizing Orem's Self- Care Deficit Theory as a framework for the organization and provision of care for the adult medical- surgical patient. The course also introduces the nurse's role as manager of care. Clinical experiences include opportunities for students to care for adult medical–surgical patients in the acute care setting. Integration of the nursing process, as well as the psychosocial, physiological and socio-cultural needs of the adult medical-surgical patient population are investigated during each clinical experience.