Nurse as Caregiver: Chronic and Palliative Care
This course emphasizes the professional nurse’s role in health restoration and maintenance for individuals and families affected by chronic conditions from diagnosis through end of life. Palliative care issues are examined. The impact of chronic health problems on the individual, family, and community is explored.
Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the specialized skills required to improve and integrate chronic care into professional nursing practice. Additionally, students will complete 20 direct care hours collaborating with an inter-professional health care team member in the assessment and evaluation of the coordinated specialized care provided to the population served with chronic health disparities. These experiences take place in client care settings chosen by the student and approved by the faculty. Course faculty complete the final evaluation of the student experience.
Prerequisite(s): Registered Nurse and BSN Major, NUR 303