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

Prerequisite(s): ( NRS222 ), or instructor consent

This course builds on NRS 111, Foundations of Nursing in Chronic Illness I. Chronic Illness II expands the student’s knowledge related to family care giving, symptom management and end of life concepts. These concepts are a major focus and basis for nursing interventions with patients and families. Ethical issues related to advocacy, self-determination, and autonomy are explored. Complex skills associated with the assessment and management of concurrent illnesses and conditions are developed within the context of patient and family preferences and needs. Skills related to enhancing communication and collaboration as a member of an interprofessional team and across health care settings are further explored. Exemplars include patients with chronic mental illness and addictions as well as other chronic conditions and disabilities affecting functional status and family relationships. The course includes classroom and clinical learning experiences

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.