There are no prerequisites for this course.
There are no corequisites for this course.
||This advanced certificate is designed for the registered nurse who
has had no previous experience in critical care. At the completion
of this course it is expected that the nurse will be able to
practice independently at the beginning level in a high acuity
setting. Course content includes knowledge and skills required to
provide nursing care to patients with multi-system disorders.
- Sole, M., Klein, D. & Moseley, M.. Introduction to Critical Care Nursing, 6th ed., Saunders, 2013. ISBN: 9780323088480
||1. Current unencumbered Florida license as Registered Nurse.
2. Proof of current BLS/CPR training; physicial exam; immunizations
as required by clinical facilities, letter of endorsement from
nursing manager, and completion of hospital orientation packet.
|Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe roles of the multidisciplinary critical care team in the
critical care areas and the specific role of the registered nurse.
2. Demonstrate basic skills of setting up a pressure bag with tubing
for a pulmonary artery catheter and arterial line.
3, Identify the needs of critical care clients using the nursing
4. Identify common pharmacological interventions used in the
critical care setting and demonstrate safe administration.
5. Perform nursing care congruent with client safety and comfort
according to established standards of practice: American Association
of Critical Care Nursing (AACN).
6. Describe pathological and physiological conditions requiring
interventions in the critical care setting.
7. Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of nursing practice and
quality of client care in the critical care setting.
8. Identify the ethical, moral, and legal responsibilies of the
critical care team.
9. Demonstrate appropriate prioritization of critical care nursing
actitities relevant to the critical care setting.
10. Identify opportunities for professional growth as a critical
|Course Learning Outcomes:
See expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section
|Methods of Evaluation:
||Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.
Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus
by the instructor for each section being taught.
NSP 2270 is a pass/fail course. Success is based on meeting the
requirements as described in the section titled "Methods of Student
Evaluation" om the course syllabus.
|| It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
|Student Email Accounts
||Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
|| For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.