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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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NURS 2900 - Acute and Complex Care

Credits: 7
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab 2
Course Description: This course focuses on the nursing care of clients experiencing acute disruptions of health and/or end of life issues. Emphasis is placed on understanding and application of theory and skills required to provide nursing care to clients with complex and/or unstable conditions. Evidence-based practice is used to support appropriate focused assessments, and effective, efficient nursing interventions. Knowledge of life span, developmental factors, cultural variables and legal aspects of care guide the ethical decision making in delivery of care.  This course requires completion of NURS 2920  and NURS 2950  with grades of C or higher or concurrently enrolled.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): NURS 2800 , NURS 2820 , NURS 2850  and BIOL 2035  with grades of C or higher
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Computer skills are essential.

Major Content
  1. Professional Development and Identity in caring for experiencing acute and complex disruptions of health.
    1. Attributes and Roles of a Nurse
      1. Professionalism
      2. Clinical Decision-Making & Judgment
      3. Ethics
      4. Leadership
      5. Self-care
      6. Life-long learning
      7. Social Justice
    2. Care Competencies
      1. Holistic Nursing Process
      2. Therapeutic & Professional Communication
      3. Collaboration
      4. Quality & Safety
      5. Technology & Informatics
      6. Teaching & Learning
    3. Health Care Delivery
      1. Care Coordination
      2. Evidence-based Practice
      3. Health Care Infrastructure
  2. Physiological Integrity in caring for experiencing acute and complex disruptions of health.
    1. Physiological Homeostasis & Regulation
      1. Fluid &Electrolyte Balance
      2. Acid-Base Balance
      3. Thermoregulation
      4. Cellular Regulation
      5. Intracranial Regulation
      6. Metabolism
      7. Elimination
      8. Sexuality & Reproduction
      9. Oxygenation
      10. Perfusion
    2. Protection and Movement
      1. Immunity
      2. Inflammation
      3. Infection
      4. Tissue Integrity
      5. Sensory Perception
      6. Comfort
      7. Mobility
      8. Rest
  3. Psychosocial Integrity in caring for clients experiencing acute and complex disruptions of health.
    1. Psychosocial Homeostasis & Regulation
      1. Family Dynamics
      2. Spirituality
      3. Motivation
      4. Adherence
      5. Cognitive Function
    2. Behavioral Resilience
      1. Coping, Stress & Anxiety
      2. Grief & Loss
      3. Vulnerability
  4. Lifespan Growth and Development in caring for experiencing acute and complex disruptions of health.
    1. Determinants of Health
      1. Functional Ability
      2. Genetics
      3. Nutrition
      4. Environment
      5. Culture
      6. Individual Behavior
      7. Social & Economic Factors

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. advocate for factors that promote a culture of safe and quality care incorporating evidence-based findings.
  2. analyze the impact of socio cultural, economic, legal, and political factors influencing healthcare delivery and practice.
  3. apply data from all relevant sources, including technology, to inform the delivery of care.
  4. articulate the value of pursuing practice excellence, lifelong learning, and professional engagement to foster professional growth and development.
  5. demonstrate leadership in decision making while providing quality nursing care to improve client outcomes.
  6. demonstrate teambuilding and collaborative strategies when working with inter-professional teams.
  7. identify the process for how nursing and related healthcare quality and safety measures are developed, validated and implemented.
  8. incorporate the knowledge and methods of a variety of disciplines to inform decision-making in the care of the client experiencing acute disruptions in health.
  9. use clinical judgment and decision making skills during urgent and emergent situations.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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