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NURN 421 Gerontological Nursing

Provides an introduction to the care of older adults while focusing on their unique physiological and psychosocial needs. Emphasis is placed on promoting healthy aging, safety, applicable services and programs, and retaining functional ability within a home, community or residential environment. Theories of aging and adjustments to older life are discussed. Common health alterations of the older adult are introduced.

Weekly Themes

Each week of this course focuses on a different theme. Your group discussions and coursework will align with the week’s theme as well as its primary objectives.


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