Faculty of Nursing
Older patients often require complex and specialized care to maintain physical and mental health. With new advances in all areas of health care, nurses specializing in gerontology offer their patients increased mobility, improved resilience and greater peace of mind.
Graduates specializing in gerontological nursing work in general nursing practice and often take on leadership roles in continuing care, acute care, community nursing, home care, health promotion and primary care. Market trends indicate that independent practice in the area of self-care for older persons (with an emphasis on teaching preventive strategies) will become a central role for the gerontological nurse in the near future.
Program of Study
|Course ID||Course Name||Credits|
|NURS 475||Ethics in Gerontology and Palliative Care 1||2|
|NURS 476||Leadership in Care Management 1||2|
|NURS 477||Therapeutic Relations in Specialty Practice 1||3|
|NURS 478||Field Project 1||1|
|NURS 480||Conceptualizing Gerontology 1||2|
|NURS 481||Optimizing Older Adult Health 1||4|
|NURS 482||Dementia Care in the Elderly 1||4|
The minimum passing grade for this course is a C-.