A description is presented of "Nutrition for Nurses," a prerequisite course for students anticipating entrance into the junior level of a state university registered nursing program. Introductory material highlights the course focus (i.e., the basics of good nutrition; nutrition through the life cycle; nursing process in nutritional care; and dietary interventions for the promotion of health) and presents prerequisites, course units and times. The following sections provide a definition of terms; outline major course goals and objectives; list unit titles; indicate time allotted for each unit; and list instructional materials. Next, the content of the course units is presented. Part I, The Theory of Human Nutrition, includes units on the science of human nutrition, the nutritive process, and nutrition through the life cycle. Part II, The Application of Nutrition to Nursing Practice, includes units on the nursing process in nutritional care, and dietary interventions for alterations in the nutritional process. Each unit includes student goals and objectives, and specifies activities for that unit. Finally, procedures for student evaluation and course revision are presented. (HB)
Graduate seminar paper, University of California, Los Angeles.