NSG 645: Adult Geriatric Healthcare Theory

Class Program

The focus of this course is the theoretical basis of geriatric nursing practice in primary care with a focus on young-old, old-old and frail medically complex populations. Acute, episodic, chronic health problems, as well health promoting activities, are studied.  Illness assessment and interventions are examined with ethical and legal implications within multicultural populations for individuals and aggregates. Research, collaboration, and the use of both medical and social resources are incorporated, with the focus on critical evaluation of the geriatric patient within the family, community, and long-term setting. The goal of the adult/geriatric NP is to utilize evidence in practice designed to improve quality of care, patient safety, and health outcomes. Synchronous fully online delivered course theory.