Geriatric nursing introduces the theories and concepts of aging. Students will be introduced to both the physiologic and psychological changes associated with aging. Topics discussed include health promotion, meeting safety needs, self-perception, copying with aging, stress, end of life issues, sexuality and aging, nutritional needs, activity and exercise, rest and sleep patterns, and elimination. The goal of this course is to give the beginning practical nurse a balanced perspective on the realities of aging and to broaden the nurse’s viewpoint regarding aging people so that their needs can be met in a compassionate, caring, and appropriate manner.
- Successful completion of all laboratory, theoretical, and clinical components are required to receive credit for this course.
- PR: Admission to the LPN program, HLCA 1170, HLCA 1171, Math 1100 or higher.