This site was created to assist prospective nursing students in finding answers to their questions about studying nursing. Taking part in an accelerated nursing program is a great way to enter the workforce sooner without sacrificing a quality education.
This resource is a comprehensive database that includes all college and universities with nursing programs that are officially recognized by the Department of Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Academic reputation and accreditation status go hand in hand; this database was created as an objective resource for students to find nursing programs that have received this recognition; specifically, the school’s credibility has been verified as well as its academic repute and quality of instructors.
- Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes
Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes is a national campaign to help nursing homes achieve excellence in the quality of care and quality of life for the more than 1.5 million residents of America's nursing homes by establishing and supporting an infrastructure of local area networks for excellence, strengthening the workforce and improviding clinical and organizational outcomes. The Campaign achieves its mission by providing free, practical and evidence-based resources to support quality improvement.
- American Geriatrics Society: Beers Criteria
Updated Beers criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults (2012), listed with permission from the American Geriatrics Society.
- American Geriatrics Society
Foundation for Health in Aging website provides information, tips and resources to help older adults and caregivers manage complex health issues and decisions.
- American Heart Association Consumer & Patient Education Material
Consumer and patient education material on cardiovascular wellness.
- American Society on Aging
The ASA was founded in 1954 with 6,000 members. This is a multidisciplinary membership representing a diversity of settings and professional disciplines. Their common goal is "to support the commitment and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. Publications include Aging Today, Generations and Aging Today Online.
- American Nurses Credentialing Center
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has provided some additional information about upcoming changes to its Certification Program in response to the new Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification & Education (APRN Consensus Model). The frequently asked questions can be viewed at: http://www.nursecredentialing.org/APRN-FAQ.aspx.
- APRN Facility Resource Center
A comprehensive list of educational materials and other resources designed for APRN faculty to integrate gero content into their adult-gero NP and CNS programs.
- Best Nursing Degree
It contains a directory of nursing degree programs from over 2,300 schools, as well as interviews with nursing experts and articles on nursing education and careers. They list programs for nurses and identify: nursing degrees; sponsoring schools; nursing schools in the 50 states; and scholarship information.
- Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association
The Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association is an organization that represents gerontological nurses and promotes gerontological nursing practice across national and international boundaries.
- Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL)
Center for Excellence in Assisted Living is a non-profit collaborative to foster access to quality assisted living resources, research on quality practices in assisted living and to provide a national clearinghouse of information on assisted living care.
- City of Hope Resource Center
The City of Hope Resource Center provides links to information on Quality of Life and cancer survivorship including the family caregiver, fatigue and pain. The site has links to research instrumentation and a list of City of Hope publications.
This site provides information to current and prospective students who are thinking of pursuing certification as a certified nursing assistant and guides them to make smart choices about their education and career. The site also features comprehensive and informative resources on online CNA programs available in the U.S.
This site was created to assist prospective students in making more informed decisions about their future and to help determine if a CNA career is best for them. Taking part in CNA training is a great way to enter the workforce sooner without sacrificing a quality education.
- Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations
The Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations’ (CGNO), representing over 28,700 nurses is comprised of the leading associations representing nurses who provide geriatric care in a variety of clinical settings. By leveraging its collective strengths, the CGNO speaks with one voice to promote a health care environment for older adults that reflect accessibility, evidence-based practice, and high quality, person-centered care.
- Collaboration for Homecare Advances in Management and Practice (CHAMP)
The CHAMP Program is the first national initiative to advance home care excellence for older people. CHAMP makes the latest evidence based tools, e-learning and expert advice easily accessible to home care clinicians, from any computer.
- Download tools, presentations and guidelines in the Resources section
- Register for an e-Learning course to enhance frontline manager and staff skills
- Get the latest expert advice from industry leaders in the CHAMP Community
- Review best-practice information and recommendations in the Framework briefs
The How to Try This series, a John A. Hartford Foundation-funded project provided to the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University's College of Nursing in collaboration with the American Journal of Nursing, translates the evidence-based geriatric assessment tools in the Try This assessment series into cost-free, web-based resources.
- DNP Programs Online
The site is an online comprehensive state-by-state directory of all colleges and universities in the United States offering nationally (CCNE) accredited Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs to prepare advanced practice nurses for leadership roles in clinical nursing.
- Dementia Clinical Practice Guideline Professional Development Program (AMDA)
A free professional development program aimed at decreasing the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications for nursing home residents and improving the overall quality of care given to persons with dementia. This program is comprised of two courses: one for prescribers, and one for non-prescribers. Both are free, interactive, and provide the user with a certificate of completion after passing the course. Affordable CE, CME, CMD, CPE are available for purchase. The program has received accolades from users and organizations alike, most recently mentioned in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services interim report on the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care.
This site is dedicated to improving patient education and safety by informing consumers about defective pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices. It supplies a variety of information pertinent to Senior health including knowledge about medications such as blood thinners, diabetic medication, hip replacements and others including contraceptive drugs.
- Family Nurse Practitioners
Family nurse practitioners are advanced practiced registered nurses (RN) who work closely with healthcare specialists to provide care for families.
- Geriatric Nursing Education Consortium
GNEC is a national initiative of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to enhance geriatric content in senior-level undergraduate nursing courses.
- Geriatric Nursing Journal (GN Online)
Provides easy access to the journal Geriatric Nursing.
- Geriatric Pain Website
The Geriatric Pain website is designed to assist nurses who care for older adults in nursing homes. The content is organized into topical categories with tools and resources that may be downloaded for use at your workplace.
As the official Website of the American Nurses Association's Nurse Competence in Aging initiative, consider GeroNurseOnline.org a go-to Website for authoritative links, materials, and information about nursing care for older adults. The evidence-based content found here has been developed by national experts in gerontological nursing, and is meant to help promote this rapidly growing field of nursing practice. On GeroNurseOnline.org, nurses can investigate geriatric nursing as a career, stay informed of trends and developments in geriatric care, and enhance their practice through advocacy, involvement, education and certification.
Go4Life is a national web-based campaign designed to motivate people 50+ to incorporate exercise and physical activity into their daily lives. Go4Life offers a variety of online, evidence-based resources for older people, family members, health professionals, and organizations in one convenient location, as well as our popular, free print materials on exercise and physical activity.
- GROW - Getting Residents Out of Wheelchairs
Provides many resources for alternatives to confinement to wheel chairs in the nursing home.
- Long Term Care Professional Leadership Council
Essential Core Functions: A Guide for the Consultant Pharmacist, Director of Nursing, Medical Director, and Nursing Home Administrator in Long Term Care Organizations
- Medical Coding Degree
Guide to Medical Insurance Billing and Coding Programs
Medscape Nurses Education is an educational website that offers free learning centers, continuing education and clinical briefs on a wide variety of topics. Free registration is required.
- Mesothelioma Center
With more than 3,000 pages of content, Asbestos.com features information on asbestos, mesothelioma, and other cancers that are caused by asbestos exposure. Unlike other sites, Asbestos.com has achieved HON code approval (Health On the Net (HON) Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation that works to preserve the accuracy and trustworthiness of Web-based medical information). Our site has employed a full staff of writers dedicated to research and writing about asbestos exposure and the diseases that result from exposure to the toxic mineral. In addition, our medical adviser and editor, Dr. Mauricio Salazar,M.D., who has worked in the field of cancer treatment for years, has personally reviewed, edited, and approved all medical information on our site.
- Mesothelioma Guide
Provides up-to-date support to mesothelioma patients and family members. This is a debilitating, aggressive cancer and strikes senior citizens more often than any other age group because the cancer can take up to 50 years to develop.
- National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) is a resource for policy makers, social service and health care practitioners, the justice system, researchers, advocates, and families. This site offers anyone involved in or responsible for older adults no matter their location a valuable area to learn about the Fight Against Elder Abuse". The site also includes an area to locate state reporting telephone numbers, or reach the Eldercare Locator and to call 911 or the local police in the callers area if the caller suspects an immediate danger situation. The NCEA also has the NCRA January-February E-News where state news updates can be accessed.
- National Council on Aging
The National Council on Aging is a nonprofit advocacy organization for older adults. The website provides links to policy, publications, senior centers, and many other areas.
- National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration
Essential Core Functions: A Guide for the Consultant Pharmacist, Director of Nursing, Medical Director, and Nursing Home Administrator in Long Term Care Organizations
In 2008, the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, in collaboration with the Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations and Pioneer Network, convened an interdisciplinary Expert Panel of leaders in culture change and in gerontological nursing to explore and make recommendations about the role of nurses with regard to nursing home culture change.
- National Institute on Aging (NIA)
The National Institute on Aging website is the portal to all of the health information, publications, and resources available from the federal government on aging.
- National Student Nurses Association
- NICHE - Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Encyclopedia
Provides a listing of topics of interest in gerontological nursing. There is a brief overview of each topic, online resources, and references.
- Nursing Care of Older Adults: A New Look at the Old
Has links for CE articles and Broadcasts for a variety of aging issues called a New Look at the Old. A fee is involved and CEUs are provided. They also list resources for the Care of the Older Adult, one being the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA).
- Nursing Career Guide
Nursing Career Resource Center, from NursingExplorer.com
- Nursing Degree Guide - A Comprehensive Guide to Nursing Degree Programs, including interviews with practicing nurses, expert nursing articles and a directory of 7,000+ accredited nursing programs with NCLEX pass rate data. Our directory of NLNAC and CCNE accredited nursing programs was compiled by hand using data collected from the U.S. Department of Education, school administrators, the CCNE and the NLNAC.
- Nursing Knowledge International
- Nurses House
A website for a non-profit service program providing funds for RNs in need as a result of illness, injury, or disability run the program.
- Nursing Home Compare
Includes a comparison of 17,000 medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the U.S.A. using nineteen specific measures. The consumer can acquire information such as prevalence of pressure ulcers, use of physical restraints, and improving pain management. The site includes encouraging families to speak with their physician and state nursing home ombudsman and visiting the nursing home.
- Nursing Scholarships Listing
This is a comprehensive list of nursing scholarships. They have been divided into several fields of study, including the fields of Oncology, Nephrology, and Holistic Practices, as well as classified into various types, such as scholarships for those in the military, for minorities, and those enrolled in continuing education. There are a wide variety of nursing scholarships available to those seeking careers or education across various degree levels, and they cover a wide variety of focuses, from research and education to practice and treatment.
- Nursing Scholarships
Nursing scholarship information, from NursingExplorer.com
- Online Nurse Practitioner Program Blog Assists those looking to find up-to-date nursing job postings, school information, and articles from actual nurses and professionals. Includes career information and resources for help with entering the field of nursing.
- Online Nursing Programs Directory Directory of online educational programs one can take to obtain a degree of any level in nursing.
- Partners Investing in Nursing's Future
Partners Investing in Nursing's Future program is a unique collaboration of the philanthropic community to foster innovations that help address the nursing crisis. The result of such collaboration from local to national levels can create a domino effect - where innovative ideas are tested locally and shared nationally. Partners Investing In Nursing's Future (PIN) is helping regional foundations develop local solutions. As nursing workforce issues vary across communities, so must the solutions.PIN is a unique collaboration of the philanthropic community to foster innovations that help address the nursing crisis.
The mission of PayingForSeniorCare.com is to assist aging Americans discover and understand their financial options for eldercare and caregiving. On their website, they maintain a searchable database of over 300 programs that help pay for or reduce the cost of caring for an elderly loved one. One simply enters their situational information and the database provides them with a list of all their relevant programs and options. Given that assistance can come from so many different government agencies, non-profit organizations and private companies, the challenge of discovering assistance programs is great, let alone determining and resolving eligibility requirements. The database is a great, time-saving tool and as with all our services, it is provided free of charge.
- Pioneer Network
Pioneer Network is a center for all stakeholders in the field of aging and long term care whose focus is on providing home and community for elders. They believe that the quality of life and living for America's elders is rooted in a supportive community and cemented by relationships that respect each of us as individuals regardless of age, medical condition or limitations.
With straightforward language and videos, concrete examples and simple step-by-step instructions, the PREPARE website helps older adults think about what is important to them and talk about that with their families and health care providers. These conversations are critical to making sure people get the kind of medical care they want, even if they can’t speak for themselves.
- Quality & Safety Education for Nurses
QSEN is a comprehensive resource for quality and safety education for nurses. Faculty members worldwide are working to help new health professionals gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to continuously improve the health care systems in which they work.
- RN to BSN Online
A comprehensive online resource for registered nurses considering a bachelor's degree in nursing. Our team has collected all the unbiased, research based information you need to make informed decisions about your education. From selecting the right program to choosing a specialty and finding a job, we have answers to all your questions.
Four independent study programs for long term care nurses by Diane Newman, DNP, FAAN, BCB-PMD. They provide SUNA credits.
seniorDECISION is the largest listing of home health care, independent living, retirement communities, assisted living, alzheimer's care, and nursing homes dedicated to consumer ratings and reviews so that your senior living decisions are made easier.
- Top Five Online Colleges
Site designed to help students find information on online degree programs.
- Wound Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society - Pacific Coast Region
The Pacific Coast Region (PCR) of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) strives to ensure that all wound, ostomy, and continence patients in California and Nevada receive the highest quality of nursing care. PCR is a recognized and respected leader in providing care and advocating for wound, ostomy, and continence patients within the region.