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NURN 4670

Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Across the Lifespan

Six semester hours, three theory, nine clinical. (SP)

This course focuses on the development of advanced nursing knowledge and skills in the care of the critically ill patient across the lifespan. The emphasis of the course is on the mastery of competencies and confidence in the provision of evidence-based culture specific, safe nursing care to high risk individuals, patients, and families requiring complex nursing care in the home and community. Nurses will assess, plan, implement and evaluate comprehensive care provided to critically ill individuals, patients, and families in the community. As a member of the profession, students will demonstrate at the baccalaureate level competence as a provider of patient-centered care, safety advocate, interdisciplinary team member, and coordinator of care roles in the community. Prerequisite: Core complete or permission of instructor.

 

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