Apr 02, 2020  
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018 
Catalog/Bulletin 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[6 Credits]
AG PCNP II: Gerontology is the second in a series of courses preparing the student for the role as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. The course builds upon prior coursework in advanced nursing theory and practice. The course focuses on the health care issues and needs of older adults across the continuum of acute, chronic, community, and long-term care settings. The course will emphasize geriatric assessment and geriatric syndromes with an understanding of normal age changes and how these contribute to geriatric syndrome development. The course will provide the student with an understanding of the atypical presentation of disease in the older adult across settings of care, gender, cultural differences, and age cohorts. There is further development in the skills of clinical reasoning and decision making, ethical practice, and interprofessional communication. Clinical experiences across a wide variety of clinical settings will allow the student to gain increased clinical expertise with older adults.