Mar 30, 2023  
Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 
Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[2 Credits]
Principles of Emergency Nursing is a combination didactic and practicum course in which the student learns to apply all previous course work, theories, knowledge, and skills, in the delivery of nursing care to patients and families coping with episodic health issues in the emergency setting as part of an interdisciplinary team. Students apply the core values of caring, professionalism, respect, integrity, and diversity and demonstrate the skills of communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and coordination. Using the Emergency Nurses Association Standards and Core Curriculum as a guide, in the didactic section, students explore the application of the nursing process to physical and psychosocial problems, in a diverse population, in the emergency setting. The practicum section is primarily in the emergency department setting, with unique alternate experiences used when available, such as participation in disaster drills. Students apply theories, knowledge and technical skills in providing nursing care in this specialized setting. Prerequisites: NURS 3355, 3351, 3365, 3362, 3372, 4352, 4362, 4372, or permission of the instructor.