GERIATRIC NURSING

  • Program: Practical Nursing
  • Course: Geriatric Nursing
  • Course #: NURS1280
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This course will expand the students knowledge of nursing care in the geriatric population. It will address geriatric nursing care in a variety of life settings and prepare the student for work in elder care.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Demonstrate data collection for the Minimum Data Set (MDS) process in documentation
Identify health issues for the geriatric client
Identify medication considerations
Compare cognitive dysfunctions
Explain the physiological processes of diseases
Describe pain management
Identify nutritional concerns

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  NURS1141 and NURS1191 or current RN or LPN license
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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