Courses

Courses include curriculums designed to provide the most current knowledge and skills in geriatric patient care to bedside nurses, patient care associates, and hospital personnel. Core curriculum includes: Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN), Gero Patient Care Associate (GPCA) and Introduction to Gerontology. Specialty curriculum includes: Critical Care Nursing of Older Adults and Nursing Care of the Older Adult with Cancer.

  • Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN), 3rd Edition

    The Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) Core Curriculum is designed for use by NICHE members who educate nurses in best practices for older hospitalized adults. The GRN Core Curriculum is based on the book Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice. The fifth edition, published in 2016, includes the most current evidence-based nursing protocols known to experts. The completed GRN Core Curriculum provides 21 continuing education credits.
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  • Introduction to Gerontology, 3rd Edition

    Introduction to Gerontology is designed to increase hospital personnel’s sensitivity to the aging process, improve the recognition of age-related changes in older adult patients, and enhance communication skills with older patients and their families. This introductory series provides a foundation for developing geriatric sensitive care across all hospital departments. The completed Introduction to Gerontology course provides 5 continuing education credits.
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  • Geriatric Patient Care Associate (GPCA), 3rd Edition

    The Geriatric Patient Care Associate (GPCA) Core Curriculum consists of active learning modules aimed at developing geriatric sensitive care within the role of the patient care associate. Content is based on Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice, as well as other references highlighted throughout the curriculum materials. The GPCA complements the Geriatric Resource Nurse (GRN) Core Curriculum for clinical nurses and the Introduction to Gerontology series for all hospital personnel. Together, these three curricula enable educators to deliver a comprehensive education program of evidence-based geriatric nursing care in their hospital. The completed GPCA course provides 11 continuing education credits.
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  • Critical Care Nursing of Older Adults, 2nd Edition

    In a series of six educational modules, Critical Care Nursing of Older Adults, provides evidence-based guidelines for the nurse clinician working with older adults in critical care, step-down-units, and trauma and emergency departments. The completed course provides 4.5 continuing education credits.
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  • Nursing Care of the Older Adult with Cancer, 2nd Edition

    The educational series, Nursing Care of the Older Adult with Cancer, provides the nurse clinician with practical information regarding the complexities and special considerations associated with caring for older adults with cancer, in all practice settings. The completed course provides 5 continuing education credits.
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  • Geriatric Emergency Nursing Education (GENE)

    The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is offering Geriatric Emergency Nursing Education to all NICHE member hospitals. Geriatric Emergency Nursing Education (GENE) is a comprehensive online course to help improve patient outcomes for older adults. GENE provides evidence-based geriatric practices from triage to discharge as well as patient and family education. This course provides 17 interactive modules and 15.21 continuing education credit. SPECIAL DISCOUNTED NICHE PRICING: $175 per person per course. Please work with your organization’s NICHE Coordinator to proceed.
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  • HIGN Gerontological Certification Review Course

    The Gerontological Nurse Certification Review course examines the fundamental knowledge about care of the older adult that the RN must master to be certified as a Gerontological Nurse by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The course offers a summary of key clinical information and issues central to caring for the highly specialized needs of older adults. It also reviews the financial, social, political, and cultural issues that affect nursing care for the elderly.
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  • Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training Program (GITT)

    Patients with multiple conditions rely on health care professionals from a variety of disciplines. This is often the case with elderly patients. Studies show that complex patients manage better when their doctors, nurses, gerontologists, pharmacists–every health professional involved in their care (including the patient!)–work together as a team to develop a smart plan of care. The goal of the GITT Program is to help promote the development of effective patient management across multiple disciplines.
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  • Primary Care for Older Adults (PCOA) Modules

    The goal of the PCOA program is to build the capacity of the healthcare workforce in geriatrics. This will be accomplished by a multi-modal education intervention aimed at improving the knowledge and skill sets of primary care providers, faculty members and students. Through the creation, testing, and nationwide dissemination of a series of primary care-focused online learning modules, the PCOA program will create a systematic approach to embed in primary care settings patient- and family-centered and evidence-based care that is responsive to the particular needs of older adults.

    The project is managed by the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, in coordination with the Consortium of New York Geriatric Education Centers (CNYGEC) at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM) and the National Nurses Care Consortium (NNCC). This project is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration. The completed modules provide 6.25 continuing education credits.
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  • Elder Mistreatment Training Manual and Protocol

    Health professionals and allied health workers need to know and recognize the clinical indicators of elder mistreatment (EM) and need to know what actions to take if they suspect EM. However, many healthcare professionals are not aware that EM even exists, and few are actually trained to screen and assess for EM. Understanding cultural competency is essential to any EM training. Different cultures perceive aging and care-giving differently and this has important implications for the way EM is viewed, assessed and treated. This training manual will address these issues.
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