NCV 630. Advanced Cardiovascular Nursing. 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide a conceptual base for student to diagnose and treat human responses to actual and/or potential cardiovascular health problems with concomitant biophysical, psychological, sociocultural and spiritual environmental variables. Emphasis is placed on patients with cardiovascular health problems and the selection and utilization of concepts and theories relevant to advanced cardiovascular nursing. Political influences on cardiovascular health are explored. May be taken as an elective.

NCV 631. Electrocardiography for Advanced Nursing Practice. 3 Hours.

Concepts presented in the course include the biophysical, psychological, developmental, and adaptive nature of the human being as it relates to the formation, function, and regulation of the cardiac electrical system. Concepts of cardiovascular adaptation to biophysical and psychosocial variables are emphasized. Explanations for electrophysiologic and electrocardiographic phenomena are offered, as are nursing and medical interventions for cardiac electrical abnormalities. Content focuses on the concepts of electrophysiology and electrocardiography, interpreting cardiac electrical abnormalities, and analyzing the various medical and nursing therapies for the electrical abnormalities and their applications to the practice of advanced nursing. May be taken as an elective.