Nursing - Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nurse

Course Code
NURS 275  Credits
Title Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nurse 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course introduces the student to the role of the nurse in promoting and supporting nutritional health. Emphasis is on the role nutrition plays in health promotion/prevention of illness, recovery from acute illness and/or management of chronic illness. Students learn to access evidence to support healthy nutritional choices that reduce risk factors for disease and/or illness across the lifespan. Students explore how culture, ethnicity, socio-economic status, nutritional trends and controversies, and integrative therapies influence the nutritional health of the client.