The American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium.

Abstract

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) administers several complementary programs to improve nursing care for older adults, including the Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium (GNEC). GNEC, a national initiative with generous funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation and operated in collaboration with the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University, is designed to enhance geriatric content in senior-level undergraduate nursing courses. As a result of the GNEC initiative, faculty at a majority of baccalaureate programs at schools of nursing across the country have been educated in the fundamentals of teaching geriatric nursing and the use of geriatric curriculum resources. Using a train-the-trainer approach, GNEC's primary goal has been to support and empower baccalaureate nursing faculty as they champion geriatric education, train other faculty, and oversee revision of the senior-level undergraduate curriculum at their home institutions.

DOI: 10.3928/00989134-20100528-01

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@article{Wilson2010TheAA, title={The American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium.}, author={Laurie Dodge Wilson}, journal={Journal of gerontological nursing}, year={2010}, volume={36 7}, pages={14-7} }