NUR 337: Introduction to Critical Care Nursing

Class Program
Credits 2

Critical care nursing is a specialty within professional nursing practice that applies evidence-based practice to the care and management of clients experiencing emergent and life-threatening disease or trauma. The focus of this course is on the application and analysis of nursing theory and clinical knowledge across the continuum of adult medical-surgical critical care settings (eg, emergency room, intensive care unit, burn unit). This 2-credit elective will introduce students to fundamental concepts of critical care nursing and provide a basis for critical thinking relative to the nursing management of critically ill adult patients. This course will also begin acculturating students for future graduate nursing roles in intensive care settings.


Completion of all NUR 300 level coursework, NUR 405, and instructor permission