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NURS 380 Adult Nursing: Acute and Chronic Care

Course Description: The course addresses the complexity of patient care and presents the interaction among organ systems during illness. This course builds on the concepts introduced in NURS 360 Medical-Surgical Nursing: Foundations. Students utilize the nursing process implement evidence-based nursing interventions for promoting health, reducing the risk of illness, and managing the care of adult patients with acute and chronic illness. Concepts of epidemiology, risk identification, and health promotion are explored. Promotion of safe and quality outcomes of care for diverse populations across the health-illness continuum will be examined. Students will continue to develop skills in critical thinking, clinical judgment, communication, and assessment, and collaborative management of care. Concepts of human growth and development, pathophysiology, pharmacology, genetics, nutrition, and ethics will be integrated. Students will have the opportunity to practice in a variety of health care settings.

Course Rotation: PL: Spring

Credits

5 credits

Prerequisite

NURS 360 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 320 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 330 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 110 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 202 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 212 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 250 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 258 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 360 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 320 Minimum Grade of C+