Mar 22, 2023  
Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 
Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[4 Credits]
Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist: Chronic Care course is the fourth in a series of courses preparing the student for the role of an Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist. This course synthesizes all prior course work and provides an opportunity to showcase clinical expertise with a population of adult-gerontology patients and the ability to improve practice and outcomes at the unit or system level. Emphasis is on the patient/client, nurses and nursing practice, and organizational/system spheres of influence. This course explores the research role of the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist in assisting the adult client and family along the continuum of chronic illness, home health, and long-term care. The course emphasizes theories, research and interventions related to a variety of topics relevant to care of the adolescents through older adult with chronic illness. Ethical decision making is utilized as an evidence-based clinical project is implemented and evaluated. Technological advances and strategies for effective interventions are explored. Clinical experiences occur in acute care settings and/or community settings to provide clinical expertise in case management across the full continuum of care for the selected population of adult-gerontology patients.