A study of increasingly complex alterations in basic human needs caused by physical and mental health problems. Adaptive and maladaptive coping with life crisis is explored. Students utilize the nursing process in caring for clients in advanced medical-surgical, intensive care, acute and chronic mental health units. Includes leadership and management of nursing care for a group of clients. Emphasis throughout the course is on student’s perception of self and an awareness of how it effects their interactions with others. Prerequisite: NURS 2134 and 2135. All remaining general education courses must be completed by the end of the semester.