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ANP/CNS Gerontology Training Grant

What are we?

A training grant at the UW School of Nursing that aims to infuse graduate nursing courses with cutting-edge gerontology content and experiences.

Who are we?

Faculty and staff doing innovative work in gerontology research, training, and practice.

Our aim?

To better prepare our graduates to meet the needs of a growing, complex aging society.

Boomers turn 65! Between January 1 and December 31, 2011 more than 7,000 people will turn 65 years old every single day. – AARP

Be Prepared. More than 40 percent of adult patients in acute care hospital beds are 65 years or older. Seventy million Americans will have turned 65 by 2030. – The New York Times

 We face an increasing need for health care providers to care for millions of aging baby boomers. The future of health and healthcare depends on Advance Practice Nurses in addressing the needs of an aging society. The faculty, staff, and clinical preceptors of the UW School of Nursing Gerontology Training Grant (GTG) are ready to help you, our incoming students in the Adult Nurse Practitioner and the Clinical Nurse Specialist programs. Our training grant provides:

  •   Enriched Curriculum: We offer expanded gerontology curricular components which are patient-centered,  culturally relevant, interdisciplinary, and information technology-enriched.
  •   Clinical Practice Opportunities and Preceptors: Mentoring by excellent seasoned clinical preceptors in a variety of clinical settings and locations with older adults.
  • Scholarly Project and Capstone Opportunities: GTG Inventory of Scholarly Projects and Capstones helps students hone in on clinical problems identified by faculty and community partners based on patients they serve.
  • Numerous Gerontology Educational Resources: Soon-to-be released gerontology nursing page on Healthlinks and the GTG website offer distance-accessible resources across the state and country.
  • Hot Topics in Gerontology: Community-building opportunities with faculty, staff, and students beyond the classroom and clinical setting.