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Active as of Fall Semester 2010

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Gerontological Nursing

2. Course Prefix & Number:
PNUR 1166

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 2

Lecture Hours: 2

Lab Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

This course covers aging and the aging process.  Students will identify physical, psychosocial and health needs of the elderly population.  The course emphasizes the role of the nurse in health promotion of older adults, focusing on maximizing potential and minimizing the effects of aging.  Some topics covered include; medication interaction with the elderly, elder abuse, community resources and common illnesses of the elderly.

5. Placement Tests Required:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

PNUR 1166 - Gerontological Nursing

There are no prerequisites for this course.

7. Other Prerequisites

Admission to the Practical Nursing Program

9. Co-requisite Courses:

PNUR 1166 - Gerontological Nursing

There are no corequisites for this course.