This course provides the learner with the foundations of disease and illness across the lifespan. Learners will gain an understanding of pathophysiological alterations of body systems. Nursing management of disease and illness across the lifespan with an emphasis on interventions and treatment is also discussed. The learners understanding of pathophysiology as it relates to the aging process and selected chronic illness will increase. A major focus of this course is on the care of the older adult experiencing a health challenge. Cultural diversity in healing practices will be explored as well as evidence informed research and practice.
Course code: NURS 2104
Length: 60 hours
PrerequisitesAdmission to the Access to Practical Nursing Program
CorequisitesNURS 2101 Professional Communication A; NURS 2102 Professional Practice A; NURS 2103 Health Promotion A; NURS 2105 Pharmacology A; NURS 2106 Integrated Nursing Practice A
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.