Course Catalog


Acute and Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Nursing II

This course builds on AC/CC CNS 1 and continues to emphasize the patient sphere of influence and the student's competence in providing direct care as a CNS. A focus on high-incidence clinical problems, symptoms or issues in acute and critical care continues. Students deepen their knowledge of acute and critical care from interdisciplinary empirical and theoretical literature and other sources of evidence. Emphasis is placed on synthesizing knowledge from a variety of sources to make clinical judgements and to build the practice base needed for implementing other advanced practice competencies. This course expends the patient population focus to include the nursing personnel sphere of influence. Knowledge of assessment, diagnosis, and management in the autonomous nursing domain will be required. Measurement of relevant, nursing-sensitive patient outcomes and quality improvement approaches to improving care for populations will be emphasized.

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