This course introduces the nurse’s professional role in health care with an ethical responsibility to communicate clearly and advocate for the older adult. Relational skills focus on the older adult within the contexts of aging, chronicity, and psychogeriatrics. Communication with family members as partners in caring will be addressed. Ethical and legal professional responsibilities in caring for the older adult will be explored, considering trends and issues in aging. Students continue to refine writing skills with an appreciation of the critical inquiry process. Leadership with professional responsibility for self-evaluation, conflict resolution/prevention and lifelong learning for professional growth will be introduced.
Course code: NURS 1261
Length: 30.0 hours
PrerequisitesNURS 1160, NURS 1161, NURS 1162, NURS 1163, NURS 1164.
CorequisitesNURS 1260, NURS 1262, NURS 1263, NURS 1264.
* 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.