This course builds on the theoretical concepts from NRS I and II. Learning experiences provide further exploration of physical illness throughout the life span. Emphasis is on alterations in gastrointestinal, cardiac, and fluid balance. Maternal child nursing concepts are introduced. There is a continued emphasis on the use of the nursing process and nursing research to plan, deliver, and evaluate nursing care. Concepts of patient education strategies are introduced through the formation of a patient teaching plan. Prerequisite: NRS 102 and 121/123 with a 2.0 or better.