NRSG 973. Acute Care I: Adult-Gero NP. 3 Hours.

The first of two core specialty courses using a systems approach that emphasizes a multi-dimensional and interprofessional approach to assessment, differential diagnosis, and treatment formulation for the care needs of the chronically, acutely, or critically ill or those who are experiencing an acute exacerbation of a chronic health problem. Students will develop skills in critical thinking and the use of evidence-based practice guidelines in developing the rationale for diagnosing and managing care needs across the acute, critical, and complex care continuum in order to return the individual to their optimal level of health. Prerequisite: NRSG 971, NRSG 972, or Consent of Instructor. LEC.