Nursing Care of the Older Adult

Nursing Care of the Older Adult
Theory and content in the nursing care optimizing the functional status of older adults through health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention strategies.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCourses in Nursing Semester 1.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining NURS 291
Course Outcomes

Foundational Knowledge

  1. Generate a knowledge base of the processes and issues associated with aging including the needs and functional capabilities of the older adult.


  1. Use knowledge concepts to solve aging issues recognizing that interdisciplinary care is essential for quality care.


  1. Compare and connect aging for the individual, caregiver, family, and friends recognizing ethical/legal issues and the importance of culture.

Human Dimension

  1. Compose a personal perspective on aging


  1. Create a perspective on the aging of God’s children that recognizes the potential and the possible and acknowledges that the aging process includes spiritual, physical and psychosocial perspectives

Learning How to Learn

Reflect on how personal development is connected to professional development as a life-long learner.