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NURS 6311 - ADULT-GERONTOLOGY CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST ACUTE CARE

[4 Credits]
Adult Health Nursing II is the second in a series of courses preparing the student for the role of an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. It builds upon prior coursework in advanced practice nursing theory and practice. The course explores the consultation and teaching roles of the adult health clinical nurse specialist in the acute care setting. Emphasis is on the patient/client sphere and nurses and nursing practice sphere of influence. Topics relevant to standards of care are utilized such as those from a variety of nursing specialty organizations, core measures, national guidelines, and various Institute of Medicine Reports. Emphasis is on theories, research, and interventions related to selected nursing diagnoses. There is development in the skills of clinical decision making, ethical practice, and interprofessional communication. Innovative evidence-based interventions are designed in consultation with unit based nurses and leadership to improve nursing practice and thus, patient outcomes. Clinical experiences occur in an acute care setting where the student displays increased clinical expertise with a selected population of adult patients and critically analyzes clinical practice for areas of improvement. [120 hour practicum] Prerequisite: NURS 6310. Prerequisites or Corequisites: HLSC 6410, NURS 6315. Corequisite: NURS 6303.