Geriatric Nurse/Nursing (2 Yr Associate)


A program that prepares registered nurses to provide health care to aging and elderly patients. Includes instruction in geriatric primary care, geriatric diagnosis, mental health and aging, primary care management, geriatric acute and chronic illness, advanced nursing practices for geriatric patients, evidence-based nursing practice, advanced physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and pharmacotherapeutics.

The required and elective courses you would take for Geriatric Nurse Nursing majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Chronic Illness
  • Management
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Physiology
  • Primary Care
  • Psychology
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