Care of Elders                                    4 credits    
(Pre-Licensure BSN Track)

In this course, students will assess the psychological, social, biological, and physiological changes in the older adult as they progress through the younger, middle, and older adult stages. The change in family dynamics and coping strategies as the older adult progresses through the stages will be discussed. Clinical experiences include the acute–care setting, long-term care, and community settings where the overall health status of the older adult is assessed in relation to acute and long-term conditions. (60 hours of clinical) Prerequisites: Nu221 Health Assessment and Health Promotion, Nu222 Concepts; co-requisite Nu311 Research and Evidence-Based Nursing Practice, Nu312 Pathophysiology, Nu313 Pharmacology.

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