Oct 31, 2020  
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018 
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[2 Credits]
Critical Care Nursing Practicum builds upon the basic sciences and principles of nursing established in previous level nursing courses. Theoretical foundations for this course focus on the physiological changes occurring in adults/aged adults with acute, complex health problems. This course provides the opportunity for clinical application and interfaces with the theory course Critical Care Nursing Theory. Practicum content is guided by standards of critical care nursing formulated by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. In the practicum setting, students are expected to be able to apply the nursing process in the practice of nursing and in assisting the client and family to cope with an acute health crisis. Practicum learning experiences occur in an acute care setting. [90 hours practicum]. Prerequisites: NURS 3355, 3365, 3358, 3368, 3451, and 3370. Corequisites: NURS 4352 and 4372