Nursing 216 is the second of two courses that provide for the acquisition and application of advanced medical/surgical nursing theory, communication techniques, collaboration with the inter-professional team, and critical thinking skills/clinical reasoning necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse patients, groups of patients and communities experiencing various care needs in a myriad of settings. This course emphasizes the importance of care that is holistic and developmentally and culturally appropriate. Incorporates evidence-based nursing, professional standards, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the professional nurse as it relates to the circumstance where care is provided. Application of advanced knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing laboratory and a variety of care clinical settings including hospitals, clinics and the community. Prerequisite: Successful completion of NUR 206. Concurrent enrollment in NUR 218. Lecture 3.5 hours per week. Lab 2.5 hours per week.