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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157433
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Education Networking Geriatric Content With Practice Settings
Abstract:
Education Networking Geriatric Content With Practice Settings
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Zulkowski, Karen, DNS, RN, CWS
P.I. Institution Name:Montana State University, Nursing
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:31 Snowy Lane, Red Lodge, MT, 59068, USA
Contact Telephone:406 671-2909
Co-Authors:A. Gretchen McNeely, DNSc, RN, Associate Dean and Associate Professor
As part of the revised undergraduate curriculum at Montana State University College of Nursing the "stand alone" geriatric course was eliminated and content assimilated into all course work.  To determine if there were differences in what geriatric content students learned, all final semester seniors were given a geriatric content test for the last 2 semesters that included the old course and the 2 semesters following the new curriculum implementation. The College of Nursing is under Montana State University- Bozeman but has campus locations across the state.  Each campus uses the same Master Resource Outline (MRO) and course objectives but course implementation varies by location.  To examine content final examinations were obtained from each instructed that had taught the class during a 1 year period.  Questions were classified by content and final test questions reflected overall class content. The final test had 47 questions. A total of 273 students took the test (143 took the geriatric content and 130 had the integrated curriculum).  There was no significant difference in mean scores between the group that had the geriatric course (70.5) and the integrated curriculum group (69.5).  The most frequently missed questions were found in all areas including mobility issues (ADL and IADL), psycho/social considerations, and physiologic changes associated with aging. Faculty were informed of the results at a general faculty meeting.  The Undergraduate Academic Curriculum Committee (UAAC) has focused on increasing geriatric content throughout all courses in the curriculum..  As the population ages, ensuring uniform and adequate information on older adults is of paramount importance.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEducation Networking Geriatric Content With Practice Settingsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157433-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Education Networking Geriatric Content With Practice Settings</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Zulkowski, Karen, DNS, RN, CWS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Montana State University, Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">31 Snowy Lane, Red Lodge, MT, 59068, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">406 671-2909</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">karenz@montana.edu, drkarenz@aol.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">A. Gretchen McNeely, DNSc, RN, Associate Dean and Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">As part of the revised undergraduate curriculum at Montana State University College of Nursing the &quot;stand alone&quot; geriatric course was eliminated and content assimilated into all course work.&nbsp; To determine if there were differences in what geriatric content students learned, all final semester seniors were given a geriatric content test for the last 2 semesters that included the old course and the 2 semesters following the new curriculum implementation. The College of Nursing is under Montana State University- Bozeman but has campus locations across the state.&nbsp; Each campus uses the same Master Resource Outline (MRO) and course objectives but course implementation varies by location.&nbsp; To examine content final examinations were obtained from each instructed that had taught the class during a 1 year period.&nbsp; Questions were classified by content and final test questions reflected overall class content. The final test had 47 questions. A total of 273 students took the test (143 took the geriatric content and 130 had the integrated curriculum).&nbsp; There was no significant difference in mean scores between the group that had the geriatric course (70.5) and the integrated curriculum group (69.5).&nbsp; The most frequently missed questions were found in all areas including mobility issues (ADL and IADL), psycho/social considerations, and physiologic changes associated with aging. Faculty were informed of the results at a general faculty meeting.&nbsp; The Undergraduate Academic Curriculum Committee (UAAC) has focused on increasing geriatric content throughout all courses in the curriculum..&nbsp; As the population ages, ensuring uniform and adequate information on older adults is of paramount importance.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:52:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:52:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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