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Sherri Shinn Cozzens - Nursing

Nurs 84  Medical-Surgical Nursing II: Care of the Older Adult
  • Thursdays, 6:30 a.m. 
  • Instructor: Sherri Cozzens, RN, MS
  • Location: per schedule of classes
  • 4 Units
  • This is a hybrid course.  Enrolled students will have access to the course in Canvas beginning a couple weeks before the quarter begins (must be enrolled to have access). Enrolled students will view weekly videotaped lectures prior to coming to the weekly two hour class meetings.  Powerpoint slides to accompany lectures are provided on Canvas site. Quizzes may be online or in class. 
  • Office hrs:  Monday & Tuesday, 2:30-3:30pm at clinical site and Thursday, 8:15-10:30am (drop in) on campus. Wed & Fri mornings 7:30-10a online or phone.  (Other times may be available by appt. with 5 days notice.)

  • Instructor contact:
    • Instructor email:
    • Students will be given a mobile phone number in Week 1 as the contact number for instructor.

STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BEING AWARE OF AND KNOWING ALL PAGES AND INFORMATION ON THIS SITE!  Consult with Lead Instructor in a timely manner for any questions you may have.  

Fun stuff about your own aging:

How many days old are you??  Click here to find out....and learn more about the world on the day you were born!

What's YOUR Lifespan??  Click here and take this quick, interactive quiz to find out!!


Open invitation to all students! 

Students are invited to attend and participate in all monthly department faculty meetings, and regularly scheduled department Curriculum and Policy committee meetings. We welcome your input and ideas!  See instructor for more information.

Information for Incoming Quarter 4 Students! - see Nursing 84L page!



Course Syllabus


  • Required Reading and Class Preparation Lists: choose carefully - must match the title and specific edition of your textbooks!!  I prefer you use the 9th edition of Touhy & Jett gero text.  Also prefer you use Ignativicius med-surg text, but other recent textbooks are included for your convenience.
  • Hesi case studies - per Canvas
  • Ethical dilemma paper - instructions on Canvas 
    • Example paper available in binder in Resource Room and on Canvas. Please note that this example paper was written prior to the requirement to format in APA, so is not formatted in APA; however, it is the content you should use as the example!


PowerPoints and videostreamed lectures

  • Enrolled students can access PowerPoint slides and the links for each week's videostreamed lecture in Canvas
  • Students are responsible to watch videostreamed lecture prior to coming to class each week (in addition to required reading & prep activities as assigned).  This includes prior to Week 1 theory class!

Other Valuable Resources and Links

email icon Email: Sherri Cozzens, RN, MS
phone icon Phone: 408.864.8533

Nursing Department

Last Updated: 8/22/17