May 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 315 - Gerontological Nursing (2)

Prerequisites: NURS 215 NURS 220 , NURS 225 , NURS 230 NURS 235 , NURS 240 , NURS 265  
Corequisite: NURS 310 , NURS 330 , NURS 335   
This course reviews the normal processes and relationships involved in aging. Emphasis is on promoting and maintaining the health of client and family while adapting to the stresses of altered relationships, mental and physical capacities, productivity and self-care independence that accompany increased aging. Special nursing adaptations required to provide care effectively to older adults receive attention. Particular attention is given to the use of pharmaceuticals in the management of healthcare as vulnerability increases. Clinical assignments may include either acute care or community-based environments.

This course includes two credit hours of theory.