Clinical Practicum Across the Perioperative Continuum of Care

Course Number: PCS 72114
4 Credits

The major thrust of this course is the analysis, implementation and evaluation of the student's ability to integrate the role of the Perioperative Clinical Nurse Specialist into practice throughout the perioperative continuum of care within three spheres of influence: direct care, healthcare team, and the organization. Students will complete rotations supporting clinical competence with a focus on the utilization of critical thinking skills and evidenced-based practice as foundations for direct care management and clinical decision making. Seminars are integrated throughout the course to augment learning to support knowledge integration focused on the clinical management of patient populations/surgical procedures.