Gerontological Nursing (NURS315)


Prerequisite Courses

Co-Requisite Courses

Course Memo

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.