NS 862 - Applying Acute Care Concepts

This second of four courses increases the learner’s development of holistic and interdisciplinary health care management strategies for care of adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations and their families in acute and critical care settings. The learner will build on the knowledge and skills acquired in the introductory course by caring for adolescent, adult and geriatric populations who present a more complex acute or critical care problem than those seen in the previous course. The learner will form differential diagnoses using the patient’s health care data, as well as observation, to collaboratively determine treatment or therapeutic modalities of these acutely ill or critically ill patients. Emphasis in this course may include the care of patients in acute inpatient units (e.g., medical-surgical). Caring and its role in safe, high quality, evidence-based practice is threaded throughout the course.

Semester hours: 3.0

Prerequisites:

  • NS 861 - Introduction to Acute Care Concepts

Restrictions and Notes:

  • Clinical Hours: 160
  • Note: Requires preceptor & clinical site approval prior to registration.

Last updated: 06/08/2021