Medical Surgical Ill Capstone Course will challenge students to synthesize and incorporate knowledge gained in the nursing profession and roles and responsibilities related to associate degree nursing. The student is expected to apply knowledge gained through the ASN program to the care of diverse clients in various practice settings. Information gained from historical perspective as well as current trends/issues in nursing will be utilized throughout the course. Emphasis is placed on ensuring the transition from student to graduate nurse via actual Hospital and Simulation Hospital, preceptorships and opportunities for leadership. These reality-based practice experiences will allow the student opportunity to provide and manage care while serving in the role of team member and team leader. Students will provide care to clients experiencing complex, acute, and emergency variations in health status related to the pathophysiological changes that occur with burns, organ failure, organ transplants, end-of-life issues, and disaster situations. The student will demonstrate critical thinking skills; utilize the principles of delegation; and exhibit communication and collaboration techniques in the management of a client caseload.