NSG 645: Geriatric Health Care: Theory

Class Program

This course is on the theoretical basis of geriatric nursing practice in primary with a focus on the aging patient (young old, old, old-old).  Acute, episodic, and chronic health problems in primary care are studied.  Illness assessment and interventions are examined with ethical and legal implications within multicultural population for individuals and aggregates.  Research, collaboration, and use of both medical and social resources are incorporated, with the focus on critical evaluation of the geriatric client within the family, community, and long-term setting.  Prerequisites: BIO 560, NSG 619, NSG 622