NURSING 163

Clinical Internship: Medical-Surgical/Gerontology I

Description: Lecture, two hours; clinical, one hour. Requisite: course 162A. Addresses prevention and management of acute and chronic health problems of older adults. Theory content emphasizes assessment, goal setting, treatment planning, and evaluation of nursing care of older adults and their families with emphasis on psychosocial, cultural, and developmental influences. Students integrate knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacology, stress and adaptation, adult development theory, therapeutic interventions, and communication concepts as applied to care of older adult patients and their families. Emphasis on concept of nurse as nurse scientist with critical and contextual thinking skills and diagnostic reasoning. Nursing process, ethical principles, clinical research, evidenced-based practice, and clinical thinking that maximize patient safety and quality care for older adults are employed during clinical experiences. Letter grading.

Units: 3.0
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