Geriatrics Minor

Description

Geriatrics/Geriatric Nursing is a subspecialty practice that focuses on care of the older adult and particularly the frail older adult. This holistic approach to care is focused on supporting and/or improving physical and psychosocial function and wellbeing of all older adults. The overarching goal is to support older adult functional independence for as long as possible and feasible. A great deal of emphasis is on articulation and fulfillment of the older adults’ healthcare goals and wishes. Interprofessional collaboration is essential in providing optimal geriatric-focused care. Given the ever-increasing number of older adults worldwide, the need for geriatric knowledgeable nurses is quite clear.

Minor Requirements

  • Students must complete and pass three courses from below:

Geriatrics Minor Courses

N295A Care of the Older Adult

Fall

1.5

N295B Care of the Older Adult

Winter

1.5

N203 Palliative and End of Life Care Across the Continuum

Winter

2

N295D Gero-Psych Mental Health Seminar I

Spring

1

IDS IDS 170.02 – Patient as Teacher: A Skills Based

Approach to Dementia Care (Begins Fall Qtr.; continues Winter Qtr and Spring Qtr.)  

F/W/S

1

 

Additional enrichment activities can be requested/arranged through faculty coordinator, e.g. health fair, curriculum development projects, and community activities.

 

Coordinator: Lynda Mackin, PhD, AGPCNP-BC, CCNS ([email protected])