In this course students begin to care for clients in a long term or intermediate care level facility. Students will begin to use problem solving, critical thinking, and the nursing process through assessment, planning, nursing interventions and evaluation. Students use the principles of therapeutic communication in case studies, selected clinical experiences and care of clients in lab/community placements. Students demonstrate accountability and professional conduct. Students identify various roles of health care members within the clinical setting. Students dialogue and provide feedback on client care to various members of the health care team.Students must demonstrate safe care and handling of clients at all times. Students have the opportunity to practice clinical nursing skills and techniques in the laboratory setting and then apply them in the care of clients.