Gerontology Nursing Certificate Overview
As the U.S. population continues to age, the number of chronic diseases and degenerative illnesses will increase, and consequently so will disabilities associated with these aliments. Specialized gerontology certificate programs online are essential for RNs in order to understand and recognize the physiological, psychological and cognitive, sociological, and unusual elements associated with the aging process. This certificate in gerontology places an emphasis on acute and chronic disease management, as well as health promotion. Training is in keeping with the expectations and goals of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to improve health care for all Americans.
All U.S. licensed RNs are eligible to complete this online gerontology certificate program. Associate or diploma prepared RNs also interested in advancing their degree to the BSN with Regis University can elect to complete the Gerontology Certificate courses concurrently with their degree studies. Certificate courses can be applied directly toward our BSN completion programs.
Nurses who complete this certificate will receive the content required to take the Gerontological Nurse Certificate exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This is an important certificate exam for nurses who work with older adults and want to receive certification in their specialty area.
Listed below are the required courses for completion of the nursing Certificate in Gerontology at Regis University. The total certificate requires 12 semester hours.
|Gerontology Certificate Requirements
||Health Assessment and Health Promotion of the Aging Population (3 semester hours)
||Pathophysiology and Pharmacology of the Aging Population (3 semester hours)
||Management of the Care Environment of the Aging Population (3 semester hours)
||Organizational and Health Policy Issues of the Aging Population (3 semester hours)
Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above. For further information contact the Office of Admissions at 303.458.4344.
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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science degree in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at Regis University’s Loretto Heights School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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