2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 26, 2020  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

NUR 480 - Critical Care Nursing

(5 credits, 2:3)
Based on a Christian worldview, this course expands the theoretical, scientific and ethical basis for the application of the nursing process with diverse clients who experience complex health problems across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on nursing as a healing ministry, human science and performing art to promote shalom with children and adults in acute care and community-based settings experiencing life-altering illness. The clinical component, which includes a 120-hour preceptorship, provides opportunity for (a) beginning-level professional nursing practice in acute care and selected community-based settings, (b) the integration of knowledge from nursing and related disciplines in clinical decision-making, (c) enhancing aptitudes in all levels of prevention, but with a focus on health restoration, and (d) practicing compassionate care in living the three practice dimensions.

Prerequisites: NUR420 and NUR440. Concurrent requisites: NUR460 and NUR490.