NSG 646 : Geriatric Health: Practicum
The focus of this class is the practical basis of care of the older adult in primary care with emphasis on the aging patient (young old, old-old). Acute, episodic, and chronic health problems in primary care are practiced in a geriatric clinical setting. Illness assessments and interventions are examined with ethical and legal implications within a 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 care setting. The goal of the A/G NP is the utilization of evidence-based research in the geriatric practice designed to improve the quality of care, patient safety, and health outcomes. This course includes 150 faculty supervised clinically precepted clinical hours in a setting that provides care to the geriatric population.