Aug 16, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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College of Nursing

Credit(s): 3

This course was developed for undergraduate nursing students in the BSN program. This course focuses on the health and nursing care of older adults with an emphasis on healthy aging and wellness. Nursing care of geriatric populations using evidence-based standards and research across all healthcare settings is explored. A holistic approach is used to study a variety of issues that impact the biological, behavioral, and socio-cultural needs with gender considerations. Ethical and legal considerations related to care of geriatric populations are considered in the context of continuous improvement in quality and safety. Emphasis is on understanding the unique needs of the aging population, encouraging health promotion and self-care, identifying variable responses of elderly clients to pathological conditions, and maintaining a level of function that promotes quality of life.

Prereq: Admittance to the College of Nursing.
Approved for Distance Learning.

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