NURS 414

Geriatric Nursing

2 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 24, 2002 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course focuses on issues related to the provision of holistic nursing care to the aging population. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, chronicity and cultural aspects of aging. Additional focus is on end-of-life care and ethical dilemmas related to the aged population. Current theories of aging are examined.

Learning outcomes


  • Demonstrate knowledge of end-of-life care for older adults.
  • Develop health promotion strategies for older adults and their families that support quality of life in aging.
  • Integrate knowledge of holistic nursing, theories of aging, cross-cultural competence, and chronicity for older adults.