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NURS 738P DNP Anesthesia Practicum VI

Students build on skills developed in practicum V to further develop integration of scientific and anesthetic principles. ¿Proficient¿ nurse anesthesia students apply scientific and anesthetic principles, evidence-based practice and safety & quality guidelines to psychomotor skills, critical thinking and decision-making. Students gain clinical experience in caring for the patient who is moribund and may present emergently, as well as the organ donor patient. (PS V, VE and VI). Competency Statement: Applies the principles and practice of nurse anesthesia care well enough to assess, plan, and implement an anesthetic care plan, at a ¿proficient¿ level, under some supervision of a licensed/certified anesthesia provider of the PS V, VE and VI patient.


Special information

Prerequisites: Prior to taking this practicum, you must have successfully completed the following: NURS 737P.
2 Graduate credits

Effective May 6, 2020 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Analyze biomedical equipment and supplies for relevance, accuracy and safety for quality patient care;
  • Appraise patient¿s health and functional risk status for safe diagnostic, surgical and anesthetic care;
  • Formulate cost-effective, evidence-based plans of care based on patient¿s physical status, procedural or diagnostic needs;
  • Administer safe culturally competent care based on evidence based and ethical principles;
  • Communicate effectively with patients, family and other healthcare providers;
  • Employ reflective practice to improve patient outcomes and quality of care; and
  • Exhibit professional leadership behaviors of responsibility, accountability and integrity
  • Apply ethical principles to nurse anesthesia care