Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin
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NUR 131 - Adult Gerontological Nursing and Care of Elder Patients with Chronic Disease

Semester Hours: 4
This course allows students to integrate and apply their knowledge and experiences in adult health to the specialized care of an older adult. The learner will apply critical thinking and problem-solving strategies to care for older adults with acute or complex illnesses and/or injuries. The effects of acute illness are examined in relation to the individual’s developmental stage, culture, and gender. Building on concepts in the fundamental nursing care of the adult, a systems approach is used to analyze and intervene in alterations to the health of the individual and family. Course content focuses on the phenomena of healthy aging. The course emphasizes health promotion and illness prevention for older adults, including identifying disease risk factors associated with aging. The older adult is viewed as a healthy and productive individual in their community who are willing to share their lifetime knowledge, value system, and cultural beliefs to younger generations. The analysis will be conducted on internal and external stressors that influence developmental tasks and activities of daily living, encompassing the physiological, psychological, and sociological health dimensions. The course includes clinical practicum to allow the student the opportunity to integrate theoretical concepts and clinical practice in diverse elder populations. 

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Prerequisite: NUR 108B  and NUR 109 ; Co-requisite: Standing in Junior Year (3rd Year) and NUR 130 ; Open only to students enrolled in the Nursing  program.





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