Seward County Community College/Area Technical School
Course Syllabus

  1. TITLE OF COURSE: NR1202 - Gerontological Nursing - Fall 2014
  2. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Two credit hours. A one credit hour theory and a one credit hour clinical course designed to provide the student with nursing principles relevant to the care of the geriatric patient. The nursing roles of provider of care and member within the discipline of nursing are emphasized as they apply to gerontological nursing. The nursing process serves as a guide for implementing nursing care and evaluating human response to actual or potential health problems of the geriatric population. Included is development of a knowledge base in the areas of physiological, psychosocial, and emotional changes which occur with the aging process. Integrated throughout the course are concepts relating to illness prevalent in the geriatric population as well as therapeutic regimens. Curriculum threads of pharmacology, communication, critical thinking, and client teaching are integrated throughout the course. For each unit of credit, a minimum of three hours per week with one of the hours for class and two hours for studying/preparation time outside of class is expected.
    Prerequisites: Admission to the Practical Nursing Program and successful completion of Fundamentals of Nursing..
  3. PROGRAM AND/OR DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT: The Nursing Program at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School prepares competent practical and associate degree nurses to assist in meeting the health care needs of clients by delivering quality wholistic care.
  4. TEXTBOOK AND MATERIALS:
  5. SCCC/ATS OUTCOMES: Students who successfully complete this course will demonstrate the ability to achieve the following SCCC/ATS Outcomes.
  6. COURSE OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
  7. COURSE OUTLINE:
  8. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS:
  9. INSTRUCTIONAL AND RESOURCE MATERIALS:
  10. METHODS OF ASSESSMENT:
  11. ADA STATEMENT: If you believe that you are entitled to special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Dean of Student Services at 620-417-1016 or visit the office located in the Hobble Academic Building.



    Syllabus Reviewed: 11/14