NURS 445 is a seminar course in our online nursing program that provides an overview of genetics, genomics, geriatrics, end-of-life care, and cultural sensitivity from a Christian worldview. Through the use of evidence-based practice guidelines, the student will utilize knowledge and skills attained throughout the RN to BSN online program and apply it to a variety of educational activities. These include a Senior Mentor project, interaction with a community specialist panel, evidence-based research, self-reflection, therapeutic communication, and critical thinking skills.
It is imperative that Liberty University RN to BSN graduates have an understanding of the impact of genetics, genomics, geriatrics, end-of-life care, and cultural sensitivity with a Christian worldview. Currently, older adults account for the largest number of users of the healthcare system in America. With this aging population comes the nurse’s responsibility to administer and supervise holistic care, including the end-of-life process. As technology advances, patients expect the registered nurse to provide genetic and genomic education. Due to cultural disparities, nurses need to provide culturally competent care to patients and their families throughout the healthcare setting.
Please note that course descriptions and content for the RN to BSN Online Program may be changed from term to term without notice.