NS 864 - Advanced Acute Care Concepts

This final course affords the learner the opportunity to demonstrate professional growth by translating previous course work and clinical experience into increasingly autonomous advanced nursing practice. The learner will exhibit proficiency in managing the care of increasingly complex adolescent, adult and geriatric patients with multi-focal health issues and their families in acute and critical care settings. By engaging in insightful analysis of assessment and patient health data, and by formulating differential diagnoses, the learner will conceive holistic and interdisciplinary health care management treatment or therapeutic strategies to manage the multi-focal acute or critical health problems of the adolescent, adult and geriatric populations in the clinical setting. Emphasis in this course may include the care of patients in critical care units (e.g., intensive care units) or emergency and trauma departments. Caring and its role in safe, high quality, evidence-based practice is threaded throughout the course.

Semester hours: 3.0

Prerequisites:

  • NS 863 - Complex Acute Care Concepts

Restrictions and Notes:

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

Last updated: 06/08/2021