Gerontological Nursing: Enhance Your Expertise in Elderly Care

We are delighted to offer our members a great opportunity for professional growth and development in the realm of Gerontological Nursing. Hosted by one of Europe’s foremost institutions dedicated to ageing, the 5-day Foundation Course in Gerontological Nursing is set to commence on 12 October 2023.

Ireland’s population is aging at an increasing rate. The course is designed to empower nurses with important knowledge and skills to address the needs of older people across diverse care settings, including acute, residential, rehabilitation, and community environments. It fosters the cultivation of the gerontological nurse’s role as a crucial component of any multidisciplinary team offering comprehensive care.

By the end of the programme, participants will have gained a profound grasp of the prevalent conditions and illnesses commonly encountered by older individuals, a heightened awareness of the significance of person-centred care for the elderly, an in-depth understanding of the natural ageing process, the aptitude to deliver holistic care tailored to the older person, and the acumen to seamlessly integrate specialised gerontological expertise into their caregiving practices.

Course Highlights

The course will be delivered via convenient online sessions on Zoom. The curriculum touches on a diverse array of topics to arm participants with holistic insights into many aspects of gerontological care. Some of the key subjects covered include:

  • The pivotal role of nurses in patient safety
  • Navigating communication and its potential disorders
  • Polypharmacy
  • Nutritional requirements of the elderly
  • Management of PEG/RIG tubes
  • Bone health and osteoporosis
  • Acute and chronic wound management skills
  • Navigating the intricacies of end-of-life care
  • …and many more


Assessment and Accreditation

You will undertake a multiple-choice quiz on the final day of the course, followed by a 1000-word case study on a pertinent gerontological nursing topic, due a month after the programme’s conclusion.

This immersive course is exclusively tailored for registered nurses dedicated to older persons’ care. Successful completion of the program and attendance on all five tuition days will lead to the esteemed award of a Foundation Certificate in Gerontological Nursing. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland has granted 35 continuing education units (CEUs) for this course. Additionally, the program holds accreditation by the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin.

Seize this remarkable chance to refine your skills and enrich your expertise in gerontological nursing. Join us in empowering our nurses to make a profound impact on the quality of life for older people. Find out more about this programme and book your place now.