This course focuses on Health Challenges across the Lifespan. These challenges include acute, chronic and terminal conditions which affect individuals from birth to death. The nursing process will be used in learning the content of the course, incorporating assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of disorders. Concepts to be covered include caring for the client with regard to psycho-social needs, cultural diversity and health teaching. Evidence informed practice and decision making are critical components of the course. The partnership between the inter-professional health care team will be explored in Practice settings used in the co-requisite practicum course will include acute care surgical and medical areas.