This course explores acute health care concerns for adults requiring medical or surgical care for disorders of the respiratory, cardiovascular, neurologic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, hematologic, integumentary, and musculoskeletal systems. This course will integrate pathophysiology, pharmacology, and knowledge of chronic and acute health problems with nursing care provided to the adult population. Emphasis is placed on the use of the nursing process to identify physiologic, psychosocial, educational, and cultural needs of adult patients and implement appropriate interventions to provide patient-centered nursing care. Students will be instructed and evaluated on advanced intravenous and respiratory care skills and advanced dosage calculations. Clinical practicum experiences will occur with adults in a medical-surgical acute care setting. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students progressing in the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS360 is a 5 credit course.