NURS 4300 Medical/Surgical Nursing IV Critical Care and Leadership
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This course is designed to provide nursing students with the skills and knowledge to care competently and safely for critically ill patients as well as provide leadership on basic nursing units. The course focuses on the application of quality nursing care according to priorities. Advanced information about the nursing process of patients in the critical care setting is used as an approach to providing holistic patient care. The course will emphasize nursing leadership concepts and theories used in variety of clinical settings. A clinical course (NURS 4300C Medical/Surgical Nursing IV Critical Care and Leadership Clinical) is also required.
This clinical course must be taken with NURS 4300 Medical/Surgical Nursing IV Critical Care and Leadership.
Prerequisite(s): NURS 2110 Pharmacology II and NURS 2350 Medical Surgical II.
Corequisite(s): NURS 4300 Medical/Surgical Nursing IV Critical Care and Leadership.
This course focuses on providing patient-centered nursing care to the individual in chronic and acute stages of illness with an emphasis on optimization of health status, personal adaptation, and health care beliefs. Students will develop clinical reasoning skills through class and clinical experiences. Clinical includes engagement of the individual in acute care settings. Disorders of the cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, hematologic, oncologic, respiratory, immunologic, musculoskeletal,endocrine, gastric, renal and neurologic systems will be included. The course is offered during a 16 week period, which includes theory and clinical experiences. A clinical experience course (NURS 2350C Medical-Surgical II Clinical) is also required.
Prerequisite(s): NURS 2200 Medical-Surgical I with grades of "C+" or better.
Corequisite(s): NURS 2110 Pharmacology II and NURS 2350C Medical-Surgical II Clinical.
A continuation of evidence based pharmacotherapeutic aspects of nursing care. Emphasis is on principles of safe administration of medications and common uses for major medication classifications. Ethical and cultural considerations across the life span are considered for each medication classification. Includes content and in-class learning activities with intravenous fluids, blood administration and parental nutrition.
Prerequisite(s): NURS 2000 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice, NURS 2100 Pharmacology I, and NURS 2180 Health Assessment for Traditional BSN Students with grades of "C+" or better.