Changes in the Geriatric Care Environment Associated with NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for HealthSystem Elders).

@article{Boltz2008ChangesIT,
  title={Changes in the Geriatric Care Environment Associated with NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for HealthSystem Elders).},
  author={Marie Boltz and Elizabeth Capezuti and Susan L Bowar-Ferres and R. Norman and Michelle Secic and Hongsoo Kim and S. Fairchild and Mathy D. Mezey and Terry Fulmer},
  journal={Geriatric nursing},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={176-85}
}
The aging of the U.S. population has profound implications for acute care nursing practice. NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for HealthSystem Elders) is the only national nursing program that addresses the needs of the hospitalized older adult. This secondary analysis examines the influence of the NICHE program on nurse perceptions of the geriatric nursing practice environment and quality of geriatric care, as well as geriatric nursing knowledge in a sample comprising 8 acute care hospitals in the… CONTINUE READING

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