NS 863 - Complex Acute Care Concepts

In this third of four courses, the learner’s experience will further refine his or her ability to employ holistic and interdisciplinary health care management strategies to manage the health care of care of adolescent, adult and geriatric populations and their families in acute and critical care settings. Using the experience obtained in the first two courses, the learner will expand his or her ability to apply competencies pertaining to the assessment of acutely or critically ill adolescent, adult and geriatric populations by forming increasingly complex differential diagnoses through the analysis of patient health data. Emphasis in this course may include the care of patients in acute care units (e.g., step-down units), or urgent care facilities. Caring and its role in safe, high quality, evidence-based practice is threaded throughout the course.

Semester hours: 3.0

Prerequisites:

  • NS 862 - Applying Acute Care Concepts

Restrictions and Notes:

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

Last updated: 06/08/2021