NURS 6550 – Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings I

NURS 6550 – Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings I aims to equip advanced practice nurses with specialised skills needed to effectively assess and care for patients in the hospital setting. It focuses on preparing students to deliver high-quality care to acutely and critically ill patients. Throughout the course, students will learn about the role of advanced practice nurses and build confidence in providing care for acutely ill individuals. The curriculum includes assignments and clinical practice in acute care settings, allowing students to plan, implement, and evaluate care for critically ill patients. Additionally, the course enhances students’ understanding of pharmacologic management for hospitalized patients, building upon knowledge gained in previous coursework.

Note: This course requires a minimum of 144 practicum hours.

NURS 6550 – Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings I

Discussion Essay Assignments and Question and Answer Quizzes

This course involves in-depth discussions through essay assignments and quizzes to enhance understanding and application of advanced practice care for adults in acute care settings.

Course Readings

The following readings are essential for gaining comprehensive knowledge in advanced care practices:

Author(s)TitleJournalVolume & IssuePagesDOI
Harder, S., & Graff, J. (2013)Novel oral anticoagulants: clinical pharmacology, indications and practical considerations.European Journal Of Clinical Pharmacology69(9)1617-163310.1007/s00228-013-1510-z
Overgaard, C. & Džavík, D. (2008)Inotropes and Vasopressors: Review of Physiology and Clinical Use in Cardiovascular DiseaseCirculation1181047-105610.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.107.728840
Panchmatia, S. (2009)Nitrates: uses, actions and prescribing rationale.Nurse Prescribing7(9)404-409
Roush, G. C., Kaur, R., & Ernst, M. E. (2014)Diuretics: a review and update.Journal Of Cardiovascular Pharmacology And Therapeutics19(1)5-1310.1177/1074248413497257
SiÃn Williams, A. (2014)Pharmacology of steroids in the musculoskeletal system.Nurse Prescribing12(5)237-242
Stöllberger, C., & Finsterer, J. (2013)Concerns About the Use of New Oral Anticoagulants for Stroke Prevention in Elderly Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.Drugs & Aging30(12)949-95810.1007/s40266-013-0119-3
Trinka, E., Höfler, J., Zerbs, A., & Brigo, F. (2014)Efficacy and safety of intravenous valproate for status epilepticus: a systematic review.CNS Drugs28(7)623-63910.1007/s40263-014-0167-1
Wright, P., & Antoniou, S. (2013)Acute coronary syndrome: potent oral antiplatelets.Nurse Prescribing11(8)397-400

Note: Please check the provided DOI links for direct access to the articles.

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