About this Course

This 5-day programme is aimed at providing participants with the knowledge and skills required to care for older individuals in diverse healthcare settings. Successful completion earns a Foundation Certificate in Gerontological Nursing, with 35 CEUs accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. The course is also accredited by Trinity College, Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Essential Training in Gerontological Nursing

Upon completing this programme, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of common conditions and illnesses affecting older individuals. The programme teaches the significance of providing person-centred care for older people in detail and gives insight into the normal ageing process. Additionally, students will acquire the knowledge needed to deliver holistic care for older persons and understand the importance of applying specialised gerontological knowledge in practice when caring for older individuals.

The programme’s content is divided into five modules, thus covering a wide range of topics, including demographics of ageing, communication skills, nutritional needs, managing medical conditions, patient safety, legal considerations, dementia care, and end-of-life care. Finally, assessment includes multiple-choice questions on the final day of the course and the completion of a 1,000-word case study on a relevant gerontological nursing topic within one month after course completion.

Please see the Programme Manual for the full course specifications.




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About MISA

The logos of St. James Hospital and the Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing.

Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing at St James’s Hospital is a cutting-edge facility for integrated clinical services and world-leading research in ageing. It particularly focuses on patient-centred care, offers diagnostic and care clinics, conducts innovative research, collaborates with industry partners, and serves as a local and national resource for successful ageing.

Upcoming Events

THU 7 MAR — THU 18 APR 2024

Places on this programme can now be booked online. Please refer to the timetable for details.

Places on this programme can now be booked online. Please refer to the timetable for details.


See all upcoming dates for this course and choose your preferred event.

See all upcoming dates for this course and choose your preferred event.

Programme Manual

Downloadable PDF with full course specifications

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