HNR 222 - Acute Care Nursing II

Course Description

A continuation of presentation of nursing interventions and concepts required for adult patients with complex medical-surgical disorders. Emphasizes advanced assessment, analysis, nursing judgment, and nursing accountability. The focus is on adult patients with multiple complex requirements. Geriatric considerations are presented and integrated throughout. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

HNR 221 and HNR 241 with a grade of 2.5 or higher, HNR 242 with an S.


HNR 248

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Integrates safe pharmacological and nursing care for patients with complex medical-surgical disorders.
  • Employs an understanding of evidence-based practice guidelines for complex medical-surgical disorders.
  • Differentiates pathophysiologic deviations inherent in complex medical-surgical disorders including special concerns of the geriatric population.
  • Utilizes nursing interventions that embrace standards for nursing practice, established policies and procedures, and/or legal and ethical parameters.
Human Dimension:
  • Contrasts communication techniques for effective interaction with patients, families and other health team members.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Coordinates family needs and interventions to provide holistic care, from admission through discharge planning.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Examines course content utilizing strategies to prepare for standardized comprehensive testing.