HNR 248 - Acute Care Nursing - Clinical

Course Description

Clinical experience providing opportunities to apply principles presented in HNR 221 and HNR 222. Emphasis is upon refinement of organization, decision-making, critical thinking, and priority-setting skills in the care of multiple clients with complex medical-surgical disorders. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

HNR 221, HNR 241, HNR 242


HNR 222, HNR 261

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct, Quantitative Reasoning

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Utilizes professional communication skills to facilitate shared decision-making in providing patient-centered care and in promoting effective team functioning.
  • Implements nursing actions based on decisions that are consistent with standards for nursing practice, established policies and procedures, and legal/ethical parameters.
  • Implements holistic patient-centered care for an assigned group of patients.
Human Dimension:
  • Implements safe care practices that minimize the potential for harm to patients, self, and health care team members.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Demonstrates integrity, honesty, accountability, maintain patient safety, and maintains patient confidentiality, privacy, respect, and dignity.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Applies various types of thinking required to implement the nursing process.