NS 831 - Primary Care of the Adult-Gerontology Client

This course provides the student with a framework for adult-gerontology primary care nursing practice. The dynamic of aging and its effects on older adults and their health will be presented. Content focuses on the geriatric assessment, differential diagnoses, and data analysis of acute and chronic conditions. Common clinical issues experienced by geriatric clients and the effect on their well-being will be explored. Advanced planning for end of life issues will be discussed. Current practices, teaching-learning strategies and evidenced-based finding will support the implementation of interdisciplinary healthcare management of the adult-gerontology client.

Semester hours: 3.0

Prerequisites:

  • NS 832 - Primary Health Care I

Restrictions and Notes:

  • Clinical hours: 160
  • Note: Requires preceptor and clinical site approval prior to registration.

Last updated: 03/12/2019