Life Span Nursing Considerations

Describe what life span considerations you might use in applying the nursing process to infants, school-age children, younger adults, and older adults in relation to immunizations and wellness.
How would you tailor health promotion activities across the lifespan?

Consider that you have been asked to teach a group of senior high school students about nutrition. What content would you include in your program? What teaching strategies would you use? What effect would environmental and social influences have on your plan? What do you need to know about the group in order to plan your program?

Please consider how you would modify your educational program if you were teaching a different age group. Please select two age groups and compare your approaches to each.

Required Textbooks
Potter, P.A., Perry, A.G., Stockert, P., & Hall, A. (2017). Fundamentals of nursing. (9thed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.



When applying the nursing process with regards to immunization and wellness, there are various life span considerations that I might use. For school-age children, infants, younger adults, and older adults, I would implement a physical assessment that is not invasive to help obtain preliminary information on how the patient’s body functions coupled with the mental status. For the young and older adults, I would at all times ensure that they are[cmppp_restricted] involved in the care and treatment plan to make sure that it is patient-centered (McCormack & McCance, 2017). To ensure that I tailor health promotion activities through the lifespan, I would have to separate the relevant patients by age groups. This way, it will be easy to address their needs through age-appropriate activities.

Given an opportunity to teach a group of senior high school students regarding nutrition would be nice. Among the things to include in the program would be outlining what is considered healthy and not healthy when it comes to nutrition, how to read food labels, fast food and advertising, food groups, sorting the food pyramid and how to rate one’s plate among other things. Among the teaching strategies to use, there will be introduction of entertaining and engaging extracurricular activities, normal classroom education lessons, and display of nutritional diagrams in the class, cafeteria, and gym, among other areas. Environmental and social issues would affect my plan in that I ought to develop a plan that fits every student. Based on the environments and social settings that students are subjected to, they are likely to have access to varying foods and drinks (Vidgen, 2016). As a result, it is important to try and understand the social and cultural background of the group. If I was teaching a different age group like infants, I would change the education program to involve only class lessons and issuance of pamphlets. This is because it is the parents of the infants that will be involved with the education.


McCormack, B., & McCance, T. (2017). Person-centred practice in nursing and health care: Theory and Practice (2nd ed.). Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Potter, P.A., Perry, A.G., Stockert, P., & Hall, A. (2017). Fundamentals of nursing. (9thed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Mosby.

Vidgen, H. (2016). Food literacy: Key concepts for health and education. Routledge. [/cmppp_restricted]