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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

NURS 460 - Advanced Strategies for Adult Health Care

This course focuses on application of the nursing process in highly complex and/or life threatening situations, including the effect of crises on the patient and family systems. Knowledge from previous courses is expanded upon to provide a deeper understanding of the pathophysiology and the advanced health care needed in this highly technological setting. Clinical experiences focus on the management of total patient care of individuals with multi-system dysfunction, in collaboration with the involved nursing staff and physicians. Legal, ethical, political, historical and economic issues are addressed in the theoretical and clinical components of this course. 

Prerequisites:
NURS 301, 302, 352 and 353

Note:
2.5 hours lecture; 4.5 hours clinical

Credits: 4



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