This course discusses basic nursing principles, practices, and functions related to health, wellness, and illness needs of the older adult. Application of nursing process will focus on the biological, physical, psychological, social, and cultural concerns of aging adults and their families/caregivers. Emphasis is on effective communication, end-of-life care, chronic illness, and specific disease processes such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and dementia. Clinical practicum will occur in diverse settings appropriate to the older adult population. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students admitted to the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS340 is a 3 credit course.