This course covers past, present and predicted trends of the elderly population and their relationship to nursing. The course explores the roles of the nurse with the older adult and her/his family as provider of care as well as designer, manager, and coordinator of care in the many settings where the elder adult lives. The student explores common and chronic health problems, holistic care, safety, ethics, resources, and a variety of health promotion techniques related to the care of the older adult and her/his family. Lecture three hours. Prerequisite: admission to the online RN to BSN degree program.
Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016