This course introduces the nurse's professional role as a leader in health care with an ethical responsibility to communicate clearly and advocate for the older adult. Communication skills focus on the older adult within the contexts of aging, chronicity and psychogeriatrics. Communication with family members as partners in caring is addressed. Ethical and legal professional responsibilities in caring for the older adult is explored considering trends and issues in aging. Students continue to refine writing skills with an appreciation of the critical inquiry process. Professional responsibility for self evaluation and lifelong learning for personal professional growth is introduced through journal writing.
This course is part of the full-time Nursing (BScN) Year 1 Entry Program.
Course code: NURS 1261
Length: 30 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.