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Geriatric Nurse Career

We have provided a variety of information on the career of a Gerontology Nurse. We hope this information will be useful and informative and teach you about the exciting world of Geriatric Nursing. Listing of jobs for Geriatric Nurses below.

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Geriatric Nurse   What is a Geriatric Nurse?
Job Title   Geriatric Nurse / Gerontology Nurse
Job Description

 

  Geriatric Nursing is the specialty that concerns itself with the provision of nursing care to geriatric or aged population. They can work in nursing homes, hospitals or the home of the elderly. Geriatric Nurses provide many types of services, such as:
• Administer medication to patients.
• Assist in medical procedures performed on patients.
• Must be mentally and emotionally prepared to deal with death and other emotionally stressful situations.
• Caring for elder patients with acute and chronic conditions.
• Educate and support patients and their families.
• Strong troubleshooting and critical thinking skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
     
Job Qualifications   To practice geriatric nursing, you must first graduate from a an accredited School of Nursing. Geriatric Nurses can practice with either an ASN degree or BSN degree. Geri Nurses have additional education over and beyond that of a general nurse, as caring for the elderly involves specific training. There are three levels of geriatric nurse: gerontological nurse specialist, clinical nurse specialist and gerontological nurse practitioner. Depending on the state of practice, varying types of educational requirements will be mandated, but all three require you to be an RN (Registered Nurse).

But what makes a good Geriatric Nurse, is a genuine desire to help the elderly.  A sincere desire to work with the aged.

     
Certifications   RN-BC (Registered Nurse-Board Certified)
   
The certification exam in offered by the ANNC: a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA).
    This exam is a computer-based test. This means you can apply all year and test during a 90-day window at a time and location convenient to you. Applications for this certification will be accepted at any time. To read more visit the ANNC.
     
Associations   National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA): The National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) was founded in 1984, and is dedicated to the clinical care of older adults across diverse care settings.
     
    Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association GAPNA is the organization of choice for advanced practice nurses who want to pursue continuing education in gerontological care and who seek peer support from experienced clinicians.
     
    The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing: Since its inception in 1996, the mission of the Hartford Institute has been to shape the quality of nursing care to older adults by assuring geriatric competency of America’s nurses.

     
    GeronurseOnline.org: GeronurseOnline.org is the official geriatric nursing Web site of the American Nurses Association (ANA). It was developed through the Nurse Competence in Aging initiative, to provide information regarding nursing care of older adults.
     
Job Search   Geriatric Nurse Jobs/Employment: Search for Geriatric Nurse jobs available in all 50 states.
     
Publications   Geriatric Nursing Publication: Geriatric Nursing is the best source for clinical information and management advice relating to the care of older adults.
     
Online Degree Programs   If you would like to advance your nursing career, accredited online degree programs available. RN to PhDRN to MSNRN to BSN or LPN to ASN or BSN
     
    Nursing Degrees Online: List of Top Rate Accredited Schools that provide Nursing & Healthcare Degrees.
     
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National Dates

 

October 1-7, 2020:
National Gerontological Nursing Week

   

May 6-12 (Each Year)
National Nurses Week

     
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