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NURS 6024 Caring for Veterans: Aging, Chronicity, & End of Life Care
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Diverse and Vulnerable Populations, Advanced Nursing Practice,Children, Parents and Families,Chronic and Disabling Conditions and Palliative Care,Diverse and Vulnerable Populations,Gerontology


Course Level: Masters Foundational

Course Type: PhD


Course Open to: Both Phd and DNP students

Institution:University of Colorado

Pre-requisites: None

Course Description: Explores aging/chronicity in veteran populations, environmental exposures in military environments, and long term effects of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive materials. Examines specific service connected conditions for veterans of Vietnam, Gulf War, and Iraq/Afghanistan and end-of-life care.


Method of Instruction: Asynchronous in Canvas

Delivery Platform: Canvas

Campus visits required: None

Course Contact: Sarah Moak Hyman



Tuition: NEXus Common Price


Other considerations: By the end of this course, the learner will be able to: 1. Assess the characteristics and culture of the aging veteran population and their access to care. 2. Explore the concept of chronicity in relation to the veteran population and service connected conditions. 3. Evaluate the long term effects of environmental exposure in military environments. 4. Examine the health effects and long term care of veterans exposed to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) materials encountered in service. 5. Investigate specific illnesses and injuries for veterans of Vietnam, Gulf War, and operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and associated care considerations. 6. Articulate end of life care considerations for veterans and their families.


Available Seats by Semester for this course:


FALL 2019

Section: 5IN
Instructor: Mona Pearl
Seats: 10
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-26-19
End Date: 12-13-19

FALL 2020

Section: 5IN
Instructor: Pearl-Treyball
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-31-20
End Date: 12-18-20

FALL 2021

Section: 5IN
Instructor: Pearl-Treyball
Seats: 5
Credits: 3 / Semester
Start Date: 08-30-21
End Date: 12-17-21

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