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NURS 614 Geriatric Nursing

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, and end-of-life care. Current theories of aging are examined. Graduate students will further analyze issues related to geriatrics in their advanced nursing practice specialty.

Special information

Prerequisite: Admitted Entry Level MSN student or instructor's consent.
2 Graduate credits

Effective January 13, 2003 to present

Learning outcomes


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