NUR 452: Nurs Care of Chronic Illness
NUR 214, 301, 302, 306, 322;
This course focuses on the nurse's role in guiding persons with chronic illness and their families through the health care experience. The course builds upon the RN student's knowledge from nursing theory, clinical practice, and research that supports a holistic perspective of the experience of chronic illness. Selected concepts of chronic illness such as quality of life, altered mobility, sexuality, body image, stigma, social isolation, compliance and chronic pain are the foundation knowledge for promoting health within the chronic illness experience. The challenges placed on chronically ill adults and their families in negotiating for care within the health delivery system are explored as they relate to patient outcomes. ANA (2010) Scope and Standards of Practice guides nursing care as well as the AACN 2008 Baccalaureate Essentials.