2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 16, 2022  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NUR338: Care of Adults with Chronic Health Conditions

3 Credit(s)
This course introduces the knowledge and fundamental skills for holistic nursing care with adults and older adults, women and men from diverse backgrounds living with a chronic illness and the appropriate therapeutic responses based on the patient’s understanding of the risk factors and morbidity common during the aging process. Students will learn how to assess each patient’s personal perception of health, the impact of the chronic illness on the patient and their family, including the common physiological, spiritual, psychological, and social changes, challenges, and adaptations used by adults and older adults. Nursing interventions will integrate critical analysis of clinical findings, evidence-based practice, patient advocacy and teaching, communication, patient safety, and professional functioning within a multi-professional team in order to provide appropriate patient-centered care for patients and their families.
Prerequisite(s): All 200 level nursing courses, NUR332  and NUR336 .
Co-requisite(s): NUR339 .
Theme: Defining the American Experience