January 2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 04, 2020  
January 2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NU 627 - Geriatric Healthcare

As the population ages, care of the older adult becomes an increasing need in primary care. Family nurse practitioners in primary care focus on care of patients across the lifespan including this older adult population. This clinical course will explore the special needs of the older adult (65 and older) by synthesizing theoretical knowledge, evidence-based guidelines and contemporary practices in assessment and management of health and disease states in the geriatric population.  Since this course is reflective of the last course in the clinical sequence, APEA testing for board certification preparation will be incorporated to assist the student with preparation for the exam. 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 150.00 Prerequisites: NU 500 - Theoretical Foundations for Nursing , NU 560 - Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice , NU 609 - Advanced Health Assessment , NU 621 - Advanced Pathophysiology , NU 623 Adult Healthcare  ,NU 631 Healthcare of Women across the Lifespan , NU 632 Healthcare of Infants, Children and Adolescents , NU 633 Management of Pharmacotherapeutics in Advanced Practice  and must be taken in final semester. Corequisite: None.