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    Mount Carmel College of Nursing
  Feb 20, 2018
Graduate Catalog-Handbook 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 577 - Acute/Emergent Care II

This is a hybrid course.
This course provides the adult-gerontological acute care nurse practitioner (AG-ACNP) student with both didactic and clinical experience in order to develop and refine the knowledge and skills needed to deliver care to adult patients with complex acute or chronic diagnoses in the context of the AG-ACNP scope of practice. Emphasis is placed upon the student's increased knowledge base and clinical experience, analyzing typical and atypical presentations of complex acute on chronic comorbidities with increasing independence in the managing patient care to sustain or restore physiological function, and if necessary, implementing palliative care and end-of-life care. The AG-ACNP student continues to utilize evidence based clinical decision making, problem identification and management, health promotion and client and family education and counseling.
Prerequisites: NURS 501 , NURS 502 , NURS 503 , NURS 504 , NURS 520 , NURS 521 , NURS 522 , NURS 576  
10 credit hours
(5 credit hours didactic & 5 credit hours practicum = 250 hours clinical)