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Gerontology Nursing Course

Learn to care for geriatric clients and deliver optimal nursing care for their needs

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taught by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN from ORU

Honing skills in gerontology nursing allows nurses to provide better care for an aging population and improve the quality of the late stages of life. However, addressing the specialized needs of elderly patients and differentiating between normal aging and aging with comorbidities can be particularly challenging.

This course offers thorough tutorials for assessing geriatric patients’ cardiovascular, respiratory, GI, and renal systems. Experienced educator Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN explains how you can recognize and care for common conditions, providing both theoretical knowledge and practical advice. Special attention will be paid to bone growth across the lifespan and osteoporosis.

An adaptive learning algorithm, downloadable Cheat Sheets, and a NCLEX-style Qbank are part of the learning platform, boosting retention and understanding. By the end of this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of gerontology nursing, ready to provide excellent care for elderly patients and excel in your exams and clinical practice.

58 Video Lessons

high-yield and engaging

100+ Qbank questions

with supporting AI-tutor

Spaced-Repetition quizzes

with 180++ questions

Concise study pages

breaking down complex Gerontology topics

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Close your knowledge gaps and solidify your understanding of the topic with a wide array of learning tools

Comprehensive Video Library
Master core concepts with concise, easy-to-follow Video Lessons and a smart spaced review algorithm.
Downloadable Cheat Sheets
Study efficiently with key nursing concepts in a printable “at-a-glance” format.
Powerful NCLEX Qbank
Optimize your exam preparation with AI-supported, question-based learning.
“This series was extremely useful for my Variations in Health II class. Semester 2 focused on older adults and age related changes. This series really helped to solidify what I learned in class.”
Michelle
Nursing Student, Marian University Indianapolis

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FAQs

What is gerontology nursing?

Gerontology is the study of aging and older adults, looking at the physical, mental, and social changes humans undergo as they age. Gerontology nursing is concerned with the nursing care of older adults.

What does a gerontology nurse do?

A goal of a gerontology nurse is to provide the highest-quality care to older adults. Some nurses only work with older adults, however, the majority of nurses will be working with patients of all ages. A core element of providing nursing care to geriatric patients is helping a patient maintain or regain independence, working with the patient to meet their individual goals and quality of life. Additionally, gerontological nurses often focus on preventive care. Nurses will work with patients to establish the healthiest life possible for each patient and keep them safe from potential injuries and worsening medical conditions.
Daily responsibilities may include: optimizing mobility, providing a safe environement for mobility, administering medications, coordinating patient care, wound care, screening for potential safety or medical concerns, and advocating for patient needs.

Why is gerontology important in nursing?

Good news, we are living longer! This means that we have more patients who fall in the geriatric category, and those adults have different needs than younger adults because their bodies are different. Just like we have specialties for babies and children, we have gerontology that focuses on the body of an aging adult.

Gerontology vs geriatrics

Gerontology and geriatrics are closely related terms, but they are not the same.
While gerontology is the study of the changes that occur in humans as they naturally age, geriatrics is the branch of medicine focused on the medical care of the elderly and the treatment of age-related conditions.

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