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NRS221 Found of Nrsg in Chronic Illness II and End of Life 9 credits

Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent

This course builds on NRS 111, Foundations of Nursing in Chronic Illness 1. Chronic Illness 2 expands the student’s clinical judgement related to chronic disease management, including symptom management, family care giving concerns, palliative care, and end of life concepts. The patient focus for this course may include chronic physical and mental health conditions, disabilities affecting functional status, as well as issues impacting family relationships. Ethical issues related to advocacy, self-determination and autonomy as well as diversity, equity and justice are explored. Legal considerations related to nursing practice with chronic health populations, such as those at end of life and experiencing mental health disorders are included. Cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills associated with the assessment and management of increasingly complex comorbidities are demonstrated within the context of patient and/or family centered care.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.