Development, implementation and evaluation of a geriatric nurse certificate program.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163576
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development, implementation and evaluation of a geriatric nurse certificate program.
Author(s):
Wallace, Meredith; Grossman, Sheila; Greiner, Philip; Lange, Jean; Troth Lippman, Doris; Epstein, Carol
Author Details:
Meredith Wallace, PhD, APRN, Assistant Professor, Fairfield University School of Nursing, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA, email: Mwallace@mail.fairfield.edu; Sheila Grossman, PhD, APRN; Philip Greiner, PhD, RN; Jean Lange, PhD, RN; Doris Troth Lippman; Carol Epstein
Abstract:
Purpose: Substantial gaps exist between the number of older adults requiring competent geriatric care and the number of nurses educated, available, and willing to provide this care. The purpose of this program is to develop, implement and evaluate a global geriatric nurse certificate program in order for nurses to meet the needs of the increasing elderly population. Methods: Program development began with partnerships between two major, local hospitals. Following this, a consultant was obtained to assist with curriculum development. School of nursing faculty, with assistance from the John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing curriculum consultant, continued to develop the content for the certificate program. The program will prepare registered nurses with two years of experience working with the elderly to take the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) Gerontological Specialty Nursing Certificate examination; credentials that are recognized nationally as a benchmark for excellence in geriatric nursing care. This certificate program is being piloted in the fall, 2004. Results: Pre and post tests were conducted using Kogan's Attitudes Toward Old People Scale, which is a 34 item tool with a 6 point Likert-like scale format, aimed at measuring student and provider attitudes toward older adults; and 36 questions from the Geriatric Institutional Assessment Profile (GIAP) designed to measure knowledge of common geriatric syndromes. Pre and post tests revealed significant improvements in the level of knowledge and attitudes toward older adults as a result of this program using paired t-tests. Conclusions and Implications: Improved attitudes and knowledge of older adults was shown among nurses participating in the program. Further program development and dissemination is planned nationally and abroad.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
17th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
New York, New York, USA
Description:
�Translational Research for Quality Health Outcomes: Affecting Practice and Healthcare Policy�, held on April 7th -9th at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment, implementation and evaluation of a geriatric nurse certificate program.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorWallace, Meredithen_US
dc.contributor.authorGrossman, Sheilaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGreiner, Philipen_US
dc.contributor.authorLange, Jeanen_US
dc.contributor.authorTroth Lippman, Dorisen_US
dc.contributor.authorEpstein, Carolen_US
dc.author.detailsMeredith Wallace, PhD, APRN, Assistant Professor, Fairfield University School of Nursing, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA, email: Mwallace@mail.fairfield.edu; Sheila Grossman, PhD, APRN; Philip Greiner, PhD, RN; Jean Lange, PhD, RN; Doris Troth Lippman; Carol Epsteinen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163576-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Substantial gaps exist between the number of older adults requiring competent geriatric care and the number of nurses educated, available, and willing to provide this care. The purpose of this program is to develop, implement and evaluate a global geriatric nurse certificate program in order for nurses to meet the needs of the increasing elderly population. Methods: Program development began with partnerships between two major, local hospitals. Following this, a consultant was obtained to assist with curriculum development. School of nursing faculty, with assistance from the John A. Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing curriculum consultant, continued to develop the content for the certificate program. The program will prepare registered nurses with two years of experience working with the elderly to take the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) Gerontological Specialty Nursing Certificate examination; credentials that are recognized nationally as a benchmark for excellence in geriatric nursing care. This certificate program is being piloted in the fall, 2004. Results: Pre and post tests were conducted using Kogan's Attitudes Toward Old People Scale, which is a 34 item tool with a 6 point Likert-like scale format, aimed at measuring student and provider attitudes toward older adults; and 36 questions from the Geriatric Institutional Assessment Profile (GIAP) designed to measure knowledge of common geriatric syndromes. Pre and post tests revealed significant improvements in the level of knowledge and attitudes toward older adults as a result of this program using paired t-tests. Conclusions and Implications: Improved attitudes and knowledge of older adults was shown among nurses participating in the program. Further program development and dissemination is planned nationally and abroad.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:09:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:09:58Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.name17th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationNew York, New York, USAen_US
dc.description�Translational Research for Quality Health Outcomes: Affecting Practice and Healthcare Policy�, held on April 7th -9th at the Roosevelt Hotel, New Yorken_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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