Ensuring a knowledgeable and committed gerontological nursing workforce

Donna J. Plonczynski*, Linda Ehrlich-Jones, Julie Fisher Robertson, Jeanette Rossetti, Donna J. Munroe, Mary Elaine Koren, Georgine Berent, Judith Hertz

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There is a growing societal need for professional nurses who are knowledgeable and committed to working with older adults. In order to address this need, a small study that included self-evaluation and curriculum review was conducted by faculty at one Midwestern nursing program in the United States. A moderately positive attitude, moderately high knowledge, and moderate pursuit of knowledge of older adults were identified with the faculty in the presence of limited curricular content of gerontology. Implications for nursing education included continuing education for nursing faculty and program support in nursing curricula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-121
Number of pages9
JournalNurse Education Today
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2007


  • Curriculum
  • Faculty
  • Gerontology
  • Nursing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education


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