Nursing IV expands on the previous concepts and competencies introduced in NURS111W, NURS112W, and NURS210W. Nursing IV analyzes and applies the theoretical concepts related to the role of the professional nurse and examines comprehensive nursing care for patients across the life span who experience critical complex health problems. Applying evidence-based practice, critical thinking, and clinical reasoning, the course continues to utilize the nursing process as the framework for nursing care. Nursing IV also examines healthcare delivery and infrastructure as students consolidate their role as professional nurses. Clinical experiences allow students to integrate the theoretical concepts into practice within a structured setting.