Foundation Course in Gerontological Nursing

Course Description

One of Europe's largest institutes for ageing presents this 5-day foundation course in gerontological nursing.


Bookings for this programme close on: 21st September 2022.





AIM

The aims of the course are:

1.     To develop the knowledge required to meet the complex needs of older people in care settings such as acute, residential, rehabilitation and the community.

2.     To develop the skills required to function as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team caring for the older person.



LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of this programme, the student will be able to:

1.     Gain a good understanding of the common conditions/illnesses that older persons may encounter

2.     Recognise the importance of providing person-centred care for the older person

3.     Develop an understanding of the normal ageing process

4.     Develop the knowledge required to provide holistic care to the older person

5.     Identify the need to apply specialist gerontological knowledge to practice when caring for the older person 

 

CONTENT

The course will cover an extenstive range of topics that are relevant to the care of older persons. 


DELIVERY

This course will take place one Thursday a week (9am - 4pm) for five weeks online via Zoom. All the participants will be required to attend all days in order to receive an attendance certificate in the foundation course.



ASSESSMENT

Assessment is by Multiple Choice Questions on day five and by submitting a 1,000-word case study.  



WHO SHOULD ATTEND


The target students are Registered Nurses working with older persons.



ENTRY CRITERIA

Learners on this programme must meet the following criteria:

  • Registered Nurse


CERTIFICATION

Learners who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a Foundation Certificate in Gerontological Nursing.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland have granted 35 continuing education units (CEUs) for this course. The course is also accredited by Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin.




FEES

The subsidised cost of this programme is €225 per learner for LHP Skillnet member companies. The non-subsidised cost is €350 per learner.


To be eligible for the subsidised price you must be working in the private healthcare sector in Ireland. Otherwise the full price applies.


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Course Details

  • Category: Healthcare Skills
  • Venue: Online
  • Start date: 29 Sep 2022
  • Duration: Days: 5
  • Provider: St. James's Hospital and Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing
  • LHP Skillnet Member Price: €225.00
  • Non-Members Price: €350.00
  • Unemployed: No
  • Accreditation: NMBI Accredited
  • Award: NMBI CEUs
  • Credits/CEU's: 35
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Course Description

One of Europe's largest institutes for ageing presents this 5-day foundation course in gerontological nursing.


Bookings for this programme close on: 21st September 2022.





AIM

The aims of the course are:

1.     To develop the knowledge required to meet the complex needs of older people in care settings such as acute, residential, rehabilitation and the community.

2.     To develop the skills required to function as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team caring for the older person.



LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of this programme, the student will be able to:

1.     Gain a good understanding of the common conditions/illnesses that older persons may encounter

2.     Recognise the importance of providing person-centred care for the older person

3.     Develop an understanding of the normal ageing process

4.     Develop the knowledge required to provide holistic care to the older person

5.     Identify the need to apply specialist gerontological knowledge to practice when caring for the older person 

 

CONTENT

The course will cover an extenstive range of topics that are relevant to the care of older persons. 


DELIVERY

This course will take place one Thursday a week (9am - 4pm) for five weeks online via Zoom. All the participants will be required to attend all days in order to receive an attendance certificate in the foundation course.



ASSESSMENT

Assessment is by Multiple Choice Questions on day five and by submitting a 1,000-word case study.  



WHO SHOULD ATTEND


The target students are Registered Nurses working with older persons.



ENTRY CRITERIA

Learners on this programme must meet the following criteria:

  • Registered Nurse


CERTIFICATION

Learners who successfully complete the programme will be awarded a Foundation Certificate in Gerontological Nursing.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland have granted 35 continuing education units (CEUs) for this course. The course is also accredited by Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin.




FEES

The subsidised cost of this programme is €225 per learner for LHP Skillnet member companies. The non-subsidised cost is €350 per learner.


To be eligible for the subsidised price you must be working in the private healthcare sector in Ireland. Otherwise the full price applies.


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