Mission

Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) is an international nursing education and consultation program designed to improve geriatric care in healthcare organizations. The NICHE program of NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing provides resources for nursing and interdisciplinary teams to achieve organizational goals for the care of older adult clients.

NICHE was founded in 1992 by Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, who saw a national need for continued education and consultation for nurses providing care for older adults. Later, NICHE introduced the online Leadership Training Program (LTP) to increase the flexibility and affordability of starting a NICHE program in a healthcare facility.

Today, NICHE continues to be a leader in geriatric care and our network of healthcare organizations now includes 566 member organizations and continues to expand its national and international reach.

NICHE membership is only available to facilities that provide care.