RH: Certificate in Gerontology
NR 423 - Health Assess/ Promo Aging Populations
Focuses on the special needs of older adults across the health care continuum. Builds a foundation of understanding of normal changes in aging in conjunction with the benefits of health promotion. The health care needs of the aging population is explored emphasizing developments of the therapeutic relationship, data collection, levels of prevention, barriers to health promotion, communication, ageism and myths of aging along with cultural sensitivity. Field work to include 1:1 contact with the older adult population.
NR 424 - Pathophysiology/Pharmocology Aging Pop
Builds on basic understanding of pathophysiology and pharmocology to explore the special needs of the aging population. Emphasis is placed on acute and chronic disease management, cognitive decline, psychological disorders, and pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes of aging. Field work to include 1:1 contact with the older adult population.
NR 425 - Mgt of Care Environ in Aging Population
Focuses on the programs and services currently available for the elderly as well as the developing services focusing on the aging population inclusive of the baby boomers. Emphasis is placed on the management role across the aging population continuum of care. Field work to include 1:1 contact with the older adult population.
NR 429 - Organizational & Policy Issues Aging Pop
Focuses on the advocacy for older adults across the health care continuum. Provides opportunities to explore national, state and local policies related to the aging population. National organizations and federal, state, and local regulatory bodies are explored related to understanding health policy issues and regulatory compliance. Note: Required for certificate in gerontology nursing. Can be taken as an undergraduate elective.