Gerontology Program - Online

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  • Objectives
    This program is designed to enable registered nurses to acquire the necessary knowledge and practice expertise to care for older persons in all health care settings.
  • Practical experience
    There is also a Clinical Experience aspect associated with this program.
  • Academic title
    Gerontology Program Completion Certificate
  • Course description
    Three core modules are pre-requisites to commencing the Gerontology modules.  These include:

        * Anatomy and Physiology (optional)
        * Health Assessment "bridging module" (or an approved course in Health Assessment)
        * Health Promotion/ Teaching Learning

    Gerontology Modules

    Modules One to Five:

    Module One - Introduction to Gerontology

    Module Two - Physiological Changes of Aging

    Module Three - Psychosocial Aspects of Aging

    Module Four - Special Considerations of the Older Person - Includes eight identified content areas specific to the older person, i.e. nutrition, drugs and drug compliance, sexuality, abuse, etc.

    Module Five - Nursing Practice and the Elderly

    Clinical Experience

    Upon successful completion of the theoretical component of the program, a clinical component is required.   For the clinical component of this course, there are 2 possible options:

       1. Those learners with no previous clinical experience in gerontological nursing will be required to complete a 3-4 week preceptored clinical experience.
       2. Learners with experience in gerontological nursing will complete 2 clinical assignments.

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