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Nursing - Gerontology

Students will gain the knowledge and skills enabling them to function effectively as healthcare providers within the area of gerontology.

Aim of Course
The main aim of the programme is to equip the Registered Nurse with specialist knowledge and skills enabling them to function effectively as healthcare providers within the area of gerontology.

Entry requirements

Up-to-date registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

Duration

1 Semester

Delivery format
1 Orientation Day with the remainder of the programme delivered through eLearning.

Careers or further progression

Progression
This is a continuous professional development opportunity and should as such enhance career prospects.

Further enquiries

Enquiries
Ms Caroline McLoughlin
Phone 0906468131 or
Email admissions@ait.ie

+353 (0)90 648 3050
lifelonglearning@ait.ie
www.ait.ie

Subjects taught

Course Content
• Develop academic writing skills and referencing and how to assess evidencedbased information.

• Critically evaluate the principles underlying communication and its impact on planning and providing care for clients within the Gerontology environment.

• Evaluate in a critical manner the specialist knowledge and skills required to deliver optimal care in a Gerontological environment.

• Demonstrate an appropriate level of competence in relation to the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care in Gerontological nursing practice.

• Demonstrate critical thinking ability which enhances clinical diagnosis, treatment implementation and evaluation through discursive knowledge, reflective of evidence-based practice.
• Critical appraise the clinical, legal and ethical issues pertaining to caring for the
Gerontological patient.

• Develop, implement and evaluate policies and criteria for appropriate nursing interventions across a wide range of Gerontological services.

• Ensure that professional accountability is maintained in accordance with clinical guidelines to ensure the safe and effective delivery of healthcare.

Course fee

Course Fee
On Application

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