NGNA has released a position paper on Mandatory Gerontological Nursing Education in all Registered Nursing Programs and Gerontological Nursing Continuing Education for all RNs in the US. The intent of this position statement is to affirm the need to mandate that all registered nursing education programs offer stand-alone didactic and clinical courses in gerontological nursing as part of the undergraduate curriculum. Further, that all registered nurses should be required to participate in a geriatric continuing education event for continued licensure. All nurses will care for older adults during their career either professionally or personally regardless of their specialty. The challenge of the 21 st century for nursing is to educate the profession about the geriatric population for best practice.
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