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Course Code: NURS401 Course ID: 4453 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course addresses the unique healthcare issues facing today's veterans. Emphasis is on physical and psychosocial needs of veterans and the delivery of patient/family centered care. Post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and other health issues of veterans will be explored through evidence-based literature and research. Students will examine the veteran culture, identify health risks, analyze health issues and trends in healthcare systems, and explore best practices.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|03/30/20 - 09/04/20||09/07/20 - 11/01/20||Summer 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/25/20 - 10/30/20||11/02/20 - 12/27/20||Fall 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/29/20 - 12/04/20||12/07/20 - 01/31/21||Fall 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|07/27/20 - 01/01/21||01/04/21 - 02/28/21||Winter 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Investigate the components of the unique veteran culture.
2. Analyze the main issues facing today’s combat veterans.
3. Discuss the history of combat injuries in recent wars and the reasons for improved survival rates.
4. Assess the multiple systems in which veterans may seek healthcare.
5. Identify veteran service organizations in your local area.
6. Explain the symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury and their relationship to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and suicide.
7. Describe the primary physical injuries of today's war veterans.
8. Evaluate the unique healthcare issues facing women veterans.
9. Analyze ways in which veterans have been portrayed in the media.
10. Recommend ways in which nurses can be leaders in promoting veterans' health issues.
Required Text(s), Reading, and Resources
All course content can be found in the APUS Library E-Reserve
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.