Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 4 Lecture hours
Department: Nursing (Dean's Office)
Opportunities to develop critical thinking skills in the analysis of information related to the nursing management of complex and/or high acuity patients in settings providing acute intervention. Emphasis will be placed upon concepts involved in the interaction of pathophysiological processes, the treatment regimen and the patient as a person. The role of the professional nurse, as caregiver, decision-maker and, counselor will be developed. Critical functions of being competent in diagnostic and monitoring functions will be emphasized. Students will have an opportunity to develop skills in selecting, critiquing and using evidence to support clinical practice.
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the College of Nursing who are registered in the B.S.N. program or the Post-Degree B.S.N. Option.
Prerequisite(s): NURS 221.3
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): NURS 311.3 for B.S.N. students or NURS 305.6 for Post-Degree B.S.N. Option students.
Note: Post-Degree B.S.N. classes are offered in an open learning format with the same number of hours, but in alternate time frames.
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