This course focuses on experiential learning of nursing care for older adults and takes place in older adult care agencies and in the nursing SIM laboratory. Emphasis is on the development of clinical reasoning through the delivery of safe, client-centered and evidence-informed healthcare. Using the nursing process framework (assessment, planning, implementing, evaluating), students will engage with older adult residents and the health care team, assess older adult patients' care, comfort, and personal needs, identify the appropriate nursing response, choose applicable tools and resources to provide collaborative care, assess and report outcomes. Students will have the opportunity to develop self-insight through reflection-on-practice as they experientially process the role of the gerontological nurse in direct care and consider equity concerns, such as ageism, within our healthcare system.
Clinical Practice: Adult Health I
100 level nursing courses and other non-nursing prerequisites designated on curricular pattern.