This course provides the theoretical foundation for the study of issues related to nursing care of older adults, focusing on the healthcare of well older adults and those with chronic health problems. Health promotion and preventative care are examined, as well as the implications of chronic illness, palliative, and end-of-life care. Students participate in discussions related to laws governing gerontological nursing practice as well as discuss the legal aspects of practice. Students engage in health teaching and counseling in various geriatric settings. Learning opportunities are presented in the classroom, simulation, and in supervised clinical experiences.
Prerequisite: NUR 426