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NURS 646 - Primary Care Concepts of Older Adults

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Credits: 3

The focus of this course is on the adult-gerontology nurse practitioner role in primary care as well as the clinical management of geriatric syndromes and complex chronic illnesses commonly seen in older adults. Unique dimensions of geriatric care are explored within the context of normal aging in culturally diverse populations. The student will develop skills incomprehensive geriatric assessment of normal aging changes, decision making, treatment and evaluation of outcomes. The course provides a foundation in gerontological nursing and the applications of evidence-based practice to promote wellness, maximize function and enhance self-care. Relevant genetic concepts and principles in common geriatric medical conditions will be integrated. The student participates in health care team activities in the therapeutic milieu.

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