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Gerontological Nursing

Faculty of Gerontological Nursing plans and carried out class room lectures, seminars, clinical practicum and other educational activities that aim at providing students with various opportunities to obtain theoretical and practical information about basic and complex concepts and issues relevant to the nursing care of older people across the continuum of care.


Undergraduate Program Gerontological Nursing
Gerontological Nursing practice
Graduate Program Master's Level

Introduction to Gerontological Nursing and Welfare of Older Adults
Practicum in Introduction to Gerontological Nursing and Welfare of Older Adults
Nursing Management of Health Problems in Older Adults I, II
Practicum in Nursing Management of Health Problems in Older Adults , II
Health Promotion for Older Adults Practicum in Health
Promotion for Older Adults
Advanced Gerontological Nursing

Master's Level

Seminar on Gerontological Nursing

Undergraduate Program


>>Gerontological Nursing
This course serves as an opportunity for students to explore the area of gerontological nursing, a field of nursing that focuses on the care of older adults. Older adults' care requirements differ from those of younger adults and it is important for nurses to recognize the unique needs of the older adult in order to provide quality care. The foci are normal age-related changes, major health issues, and the individual, family, and contextual factors that influence the processes and outcomes of aging. Student will also learn basic nursing skills for health maintenance and health promotion in older adults and explore various ethical issues related to the nursing care of the older adult.

Graduate Program


Master's Level

>>Introduction to Gerontological Nursing and Welfare of Older Adults
The issues of gerontological nurse practice management in the welfare systems and high risk family care with elders are discussed. In addition, gerontological nursing strategies for the management of family, as well as planning and evaluation the services in community and long term facilities within context of current welfare systems for elders, are reviewed and relevant theories of family intervention and welfare system for elders are analyzed.

>>Practicum in Introduction to Gerontological Nursing and Welfare of Older Adults
Nursing strategies and nursing skills in dealing with high risk elders in home care settings and long term facilities are practiced. In addition, students will have opportunities to analyze the current care systems for elders within context of national welfare system by planning and evaluating the care management system of long term care facilities

>>Nursing Management of Health Problems in Older Adults I
This course focuses on principles and protocols for management of major health problems of older adults in institutions and at home. Emphasis is on understanding characteristics of disease and illness in older adults and studying principles and skills in the assessment and management for acute and chronic conditions. Essential diagnostic strategies and treatment protocols are included. Students also learn to develop health care management plans and evaluate outcomes and effectiveness of care.

>>Nursing Management of Health Problems in Older Adults II
Clinical knowledge about high-risk elderly with psychological chronic diseases and dementia are reviewed and effective nursing interventions for care of elderly with acute or chronic psychological diseases and dementia are explored. Theoretical bases are utilized to analyze clinical problems and to develop nursing strategies within acute and long-term care settings.

>>Practicum in Nursing Management of Health Problems in Older Adults I
This course provides gerontological nurse practitioner students with opportunities to practice clinical application of theoretical knowledge and skills in the assessment and management for acute and chronic health conditions of older adults in acute and long-term care settings. Students also practice use of essential diagnostic strategies and treatment protocols, development of care plans, and evaluation of outcomes.

>>Practicum in Nursing Management of Health Problems in Older Adults II
Clinical application of theoretical knowledges and skills for managing high risk old patients with psycho-physical diseases and with cognitive impairment. The gerontological nurse practitioner student will manage nursing care focusing on assessing, diagnosing, and managements of old patients and cooperate and coordinate with other health care team in health care facilities.

>>Health Promotion for Older Adults
This course will address the concept of health promotion and related issues of older adults, including the normal physical and psychosocial aging processes, common health promotion issues such as nutrition, sleep and rest, safety and environment, physical activities and exercises, sexuality, and medication uses. Emphasis is also placed on professional nurses' roles and strategies in planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs for older adults and their families.

>>Practicum in Health Promotion for Older Adults
This course provides gerontological nurse practitioner students with opportunities to practice clinical application of theoretical knowledge and skills for development and implementation of health promoting nursing intervention strategies for older adults in community and long term care settings.

>>Advanced Gerontological Nursing
This course examines the advanced nursing care of older people. The foci are study of theories of aging, age-related changes and health needs of healthy older adults and those with minimal limitations, as well as analysis of theoretical and empirical knowledge necessary for care of frail older adults and those with complex health problems and functional limitations within acute & long-term care settings.

Doctoral Level

>>Seminar on Gerontological Nursing
Nursing researches on health care for elders are discussed and analyzed. In addition, factors influencing the health of the elderly, directions and approaches to do research for elders with nursing perspectives are explored and identified.