Oct 20, 2019  
Catalog/Bulletin 2018-2019 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 7913 - ADULT GERONTOLOGY CNS IV: CHRONIC HEALTH AND GERIATRIC SYNDROMES

[5 Credits]
Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist IV courses 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 with the continuum of chronic illness. The course emphasizes theories, research and interventions related to a variety of topics relevant to care of adults with chronic illness and geriatric syndromes. Clinical experiences allows student to demonstrate clinical expertise across the continuum of care for the selected population of adult-gerontology patients. Students will develop strategies for diagnosis and management of adult patients across the lifespan with chronic health problems and geriatric syndromes. Prerequisites: NURS 7412