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NUR 3040: Nursing Care of Adults Across the Life Span: Care of Aging Adults Websites

Current News in Geriatric Nursing

Want to see what the latest topics are revolving around geriatric nurses? 

Check out these websites to stay on abreast of current news, but also view these resources when you are a practicing RN for free and fast information.

  • American Geriatrics Societya not-for-profit organization of over 6,000 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.
  • ConsultGeriRNThis mobile reference provides information and tools to treat common problems encountered when caring for older adults. The App follows a decision making algorithm. This App is availalbe for Ipad for $1.99
  • is the official geriatric nursing Web site of the American Nurses Association (ANA). It was developed through the Nurse Competence in Aging initiative, to provide information regarding nursing care of older adults. 
  • Gero Nursing EdGero Nursing Ed is a free public collection of geriatric nursing education resources for school of nursing faculty who want to include content on older adults in their undergraduate and associate degree curricula.
  • Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing: is an organization that has been shaping the quality of health care for older adults since 1996. It is the "geriatric arm" of the NYU College of Nursing and has become a beacon for all of those who wish to advance in geriatric nursing. 
  • National Gerontological Nursing AssociationThis organization is dedicated to the clinical care of older adults across diverse care settings. Members include clinicians, educators, and researchers with vastly different educational preparation, clinical roles, and interest in practice issues.

Resources for the Elderly

With the little time nursing students and nurses have to educate geriatric patients, keep in mind these resources that you can recommend to the elderly for their continued education:

  • Alzheimer's AssociationThe Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
  • American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors and sponsors. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning.