This major is a program that prepares registered nurses to provide health care to aging and elderly patients.
Includes instruction in geriatric primary care, geriatric diagnosis, mental health and aging, primary care management, geriatric acute and chronic illness, advanced nursing practices for geriatric patients, evidence-based nursing practice, advanced physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and pharmacotherapeutics.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Major (use the College Search feature and enter "geriatric" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Major?
As a Geriatric Nurse, you will provide patient-focused care to a vulnerable population with the ability to greatly improve their patients' quality of life. Geriatric nurses are specialized and work with doctors and other healthcare professionals to care for the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of aging patients.
Organizations in Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- American Nurses Association
- American Board of Nursing Specialties
- National Student Nurses Association
- Nurses Peer Support Network
- Association for Nursing Professional Development
- Travel Nursing
- National Association of School Nurses
Publications/Magazines in Geriatric Nurse/Nursing