This course expands upon prior knowledge, nursing principles and health concepts to provide culturally sensitive patient-centered care for adults with multiple acute biopsychosocial needs. Clinical experiences increase in the level of complexity and acuity from previous nursing courses. Students explore human responses to emergencies, crisis, and life-changing events. Clinical decision-making and the nursing process are implemented to manage and modify care for high-acuity patients and their families. The course reinforces legal aspects of practice along with health teaching and counseling skills that are needed when caring for patients in the acute care setting. Learning opportunities are presented in the classroom, simulation, and in supervised clinical experiences.
Prerequisite: NUR 357, NUR 359, NUR 426, NUR 457