Clinical Hours Geriatrics:
Cooper, Kim & Gosnell, Kelly. (2015). Foundations of Nursing 7th edition, St Louis,
Cooper, Kim & Gosnell, Kelly. (2015). Study Guide for Foundations of Nursing 7th edition, St Louis, Missouri: Mosby/Elsevier.
Christensen, Barbara, Kockrow, Elaine; Virtual Clinical Excursions Pacific View
Regional Hospital FOR FOUNDATIONS and ADULT HEALTH NURSING,
Mosby/Elsevier; 6th Edition; 2011
Sparks and Taylor; Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual, Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott
Williams & Wilkins; 9th Edition; 2011.
Geriatric Nursing presents the theories and concepts of aging, the physiologic and psychosocial changes and problems associated with the process and the appropriate nursing interventions. The course examines the trends and issues affecting the older adult and modifying basic nursing skills for the aging population. The course will provide a balanced perspective on the realities of aging and broaden the student’s viewpoint regarding aging people so that the student will provide care and contribute to the development of the care plan using the nursing process and prioritize the needs of the client while recognizing and respecting cultural diversity. The course examines endof- life issues concerning the aging population. The course will provide the basic knowledge to allow the student to provide care to the aging population in a compassionate, caring and appropriate manner.
Discuss the trends and issues affecting the older adult.
Discuss the theories and myths associated with aging.
Discuss physiological changes that occur with aging.
Identify basic nursing skills needed to care for the older adult.