NU 338: HIgh Acuity Nursing

Class Program
Credits 7.0

This course emphasizes holistic nursing theory and concepts related to care of patients with multi-system, unpredictable, and complex health conditions. Students practice across settings, from high-skill home care to long-term care to specialized critical care units. Students focus on the relationship between pathophysiology, disease management, and evidence-based holistic care to further develop clinical reasoning skills that lead to optimal decision making in high-acuity situations. This course includes a lab focused on simulation-based critical thinking scenarios which allow opportunities for safe practice and delivery of care to high-acuity populations.  Clinical rotations enhance student ability to monitor and care for patients with complex health issues and collaborate with interdisciplinary team members to maximize patient outcomes.

Co-Requisite Courses