Geriatric Nurse/Nursing Major

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.

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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.



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