Geriatrics Lab

Course Code:

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:

001, 002, 003


Course Description:
This lab unit of study is designed to help the student understand the health-related needs that result from the normal aging process. The unit will also discuss assistance for the older adult with age-related diseases.


Course Details


Amy Sampson RN, MSN
Office- Bldg. Q, Rm 213
(850) 718-2453


Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.

See NUR 1280C syllabus.



Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Professional standards that guide the student learning outcomes include the following sources: Healthy People 2020, National Patient Safety Goals, and NLN standards.  The nursing graduate will be able to:

N1. Demonstrate effective therapeutic communication within a variety of health care contexts.

N2. Provide patient-centered nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings to a diverse patient population.

N3. Demonstrate clinical judgement in the delivery of nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings.

N4. Demonstrate use of information and technology for nursing care.

N5. Will demonstrate professional practice as defined by the State Board of Nursing Scope of Practice for the registered nurse.

Healthy People 2030

National Patient Safety Goals



Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Relate factors that contribute to ageism and stereotyping of the elderly.
  • Identify age related changes in the body systems.
  • Describe the role nurses play in health promotion and disease prevention activities for the elderly.
  • Apply the nursing process as a framework to develop problem solving techniques in the context of collecting data, participating in the planning and implementing of care for the older adult.
  • Discuss major legal and ethical issues relevant to the care of older people.
  • Explain changes of aging that affect pharmaco-therapeutics in the elderly.






Q, W, CF, CS, RPT, Clin


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

See NUR 1280C syllabus.


Alternate Grading Scale

This course uses an alternate grading system that differs from the college-wide grading scale. The following scale indicates a student's standing in the course:
A – 90 – 100
B – 80 – 89
C – 75 – 79
D – 60 – 74
F – 59 or less

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