Gerontological nursing is the specialty of nursing pertaining to older adults. Gerontological nursing is important to meet the health needs of an aging population. Gerontology nursing is a unique field in nursing which requires nurses to focus their care on older population. This population tend to have more comorbidities such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart conditions, etc. This field requires complex care to fulfill their needs.
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The MA in Gerontology prepares students for professional or academic roles requiring s pecialization in aging. It is for those with an undergraduate degree in a related discipline and who have completed coursework in aging. Candidates for admission must satisfy the general admission requirements for graduate studies as shown in Graduate General Regulations 1. Admission requires an undergraduate degree in a health-related discipline such as health sciences, psychology, sociology, nursing or social work in which at least one social sciences research methods course was completed. Applicants from other disciplines, who have work experience with older adults, will also be considered. Typically, a student will have completed some aging-related coursework or papers.
The Nutritional Sciences NS Concentration of the Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences prepares students with advanced training in nutritional sciences, education and research. All nutritional science courses are offered online. The NS track is for general students. Students must have a DPD verification statement.
According to the U. Demand for gerontological expertise is growing as the baby boomers born after World War II from reach later life. The Population Reference Bureau expects the number of elderly citizens will double to 98 million by