Metropolitan State University

NURS 414 : Geriatric Nursing

A. Course Description
Credits: 2
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
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.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/26/2002 - 12/16/2006 12/17/2006 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of end-of-life care for older adults.
  2. Develop health promotion strategies for older adults and their families that support quality of life in aging.
  3. Integrate knowledge of holistic nursing, theories of aging, cross-cultural competence, and chronicity for older adults.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Community Engagement