This course is concerned with the adult patient who is seriously ill, including those with endocrine disorders, cardiac disorders, peripheral vascular disorders, acute surgeries and patients requiring intensive care. Emphasis is on assessment, establishing priorities of care, and organization and utilization of the nursing care plan. Pediatric and geriatric concepts are integrated. Clinical experience is provided on the intermediate and/or intensive care units.
Note: Clinical may be scheduled early mornings, afternoons or evenings and is dependent on the clinical site. Clinical sites and times will be given at the first class meeting.
Prereq: Program admission; C or better in NUR220.
Coreq: Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (CPR).