Gerontological Education Toolkit
Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors
Resources funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation
This link will take you directly to the New York University College of Nursing website. This comprehensive site gives the nurse educator, staff development professional and student a wide variety of resources that are ready to use in your classroom.
ConsultGeriRN.org website is the geriatric clinical nursing website of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, at New York University's College of Nursing, College of Dentistry. It is an extensive online resource for nurses in clinical and educational settings including a list of assessment tools for the geriatric patients called the Try This series. It is located under the clinical resources/tools tab and includes physical, cognitive, safety, and medication evaluations. ConsultGeriRN.org is funded in part by a grant from the Atlantic Philanthropies (USA) Inc. and the John A. Hartford Foundation.
This Review Course helps nurses prepare for the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Gerontological Nurse Certification Examination. The Review Course offers a summary of current key clinical information and issues central to caring for the highly specialized needs of older adults. It also reviews the current financial, social, political, and cultural issues that affect nursing care for the elderly. This course reflects the current test content outline of the ANCC Gerontological Nurse Certification Examination.
The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing website has a series of case studies that are ready to use. This content, which was developed for advanced practice nurses, is adaptable for discussion with prelicensure students.
The leading organization designed to help health care professionals in hospitals improve the care of older adults, NICHE provides the structure to develop, implement, and sustain system wide improvement in care of older adult patients. As a center for collaborative learning, NICHE offers an extensive portfolio of education and assessment tools, benchmarking methodologies, a robust online knowledge center, and the platform for connecting with peers and experts.
This site contains the American Association of Colleges of Nursing-recommended baccalaureate competencies. It also has curriculum guidelines for gerontological nursing care and a list of references.
Developed by the University of California San Francisco, this website has a comprehensive curriculum including sociocultural and health care policies. Materials on this site were developed with support from the John A. Hartford Foundation.
The Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education Disease Management Project is a website designed for physicians and other health professionals, but its content is easily adaptable for nursing curriculums. This site, divided into "chapters," provides a comprehensive list of conditions commonly seen in older adults. The definition, etiology, prevalence, risk factors, signs and symptoms, treatment, and outcomes are provided, along with references, for each condition.
This site includes an End-of-Life Curriculum developed by Stanford University.
An excellent resource for nurses who manage older adults with complicated pain issues, this site contains best practices and useful assessment tools as well.
This link contains an integrated curriculum from Community Health Nursing Practicum & Seminar, University of Washington, Bothell; and a stand-alone curriculum from the University of Washington, Seattle and Seattle University. The website also has teaching strategies and learning modules for faculty use. The content includes functional and safety assessment, medication safety, and dietary review. A bibliography is provided at the end of each learning module.
This link provides an extensive evidenced-based clinical bibliography for common clinical conditions.
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Alpert Medical School Educational Resources on Aging from Brown University has a website designed for medical students that is useful for nursing as well. This is a comprehensive site containing articles, assessment tools, and PowerPoint presentations on a variety of topics relevant to care of older adults.
This link takes you to the American Nurses Credentialing Center; it offers information on certification of gerontological nurse practitioners.
The website of the University of Minnesota's Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence includes many excellent resources including the Faculty Learning About Geriatrics (FLAG) Program. Offered annually since 2008, it is designed for faculty in schools of nursing (associate and higher degree nursing programs), doctoral nursing students, and advanced practice nurses who want to develop or increase their expertise in teaching geriatric nursing.
This link will take you to the site of "Teaching and Learning to Care: Training for Caregivers in Long Term Care," a series of 10 modules developed for faculty use in staff development. It has videos, PowerPoint presentations, and handouts that are useful for prelicensure students as well. It was developed by the University of Pennsylvania's Schools of Medicine and Nursing. The University of Pennsylvania is a Hartford Center for Geriatric Excellence.
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