Members of the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) work in the following roles:
Staff Nurse Clinical
Director of Nursing
Clinical Nurse Specialist
The Older Adult Population has unique biopsychosocial and spiritual needs related to the process of aging and its developmental stage. Older adults are quite diverse because of a life experiences, values, and personal goals. While 65 years of age and older is often the chronological age used to describe this population, the critical element that differentiates this population from others is the needs related to aging processes and developmental stage.
Gerontological nursing is the application of a body of knowledge and skills to provide nursing care that meets the unique biopsychosocial and spiritual needs of the diverse older adult population.
To support best clinical practices that enable nurses to optimize outcomes for older adults and to provide resources that advance member interests.
- Inclusiveness: Evidenced in appreciation of the importance of diverse perspectives and experience
- Respect: Evidenced in constructive attitude and behavior among all who are dedicated to quality nursing care for older adults
- Innovation: Evidenced in creative thinking and flexibility in the continuous pursuit of effective responses to ever changing conditions
- Responsiveness: Evidenced in the commitment to knowledgeable practices that make a positive difference