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VN-12B

Introduction to Nutrition for Nurses

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of nutrition related to the health and wellness of individuals throughout the lifespan. Students will learn to use the recommended healthy diet patterns, as described in the web publications of MyPlate, as a tool to assist patient teaching. Other topics include medically prescribed diets, parenteral nutrition, and drug interaction with nutrients.

The purpose of this course is to introduce basic principles of the science of nutrition and present their application in person centered care.

Credits:
2.0

Prerequisite:
CLN21, CLN21L, VN10, VN14, VN21

Corequisite:
VN24, VN25, VN20, VN22, CLN22, VN23, CLN23

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