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Masters degrees in Geriatric Nursing develop skills in assessing, monitoring and administering healthcare to elderly patients across a range of clinical and healthcare settings. This subject can be studied via a PGDip or a PGCert as well as an MSc.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Gerontological Nursing, Ageing Studies and Later Life Studies. Entry requirements typically include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Nursing, Midwifery or Medicine.
Courses in Gerontological Nursing usually take an interdisciplinary approach to training, building your expertise across a variety of care settings.
This could include specialising in clinical care, where you’ll get experience of working on hospital wards, administering treatment to elderly patients. You may specialise in advising on areas such as cancer, diabetes, dementia or respiratory disease.
Alternatively, you may opt to train in family or community nursing, offering care and assistance to patients outside of the traditional hospital setting. This could include undertaking home visits, helping at nursing homes, or working within community centres.
Geriatric nurses may also be employed within other areas of healthcare, such as rehabilitation centres. Other careers may include policy-making on behalf of charities and regulatory authorities, or public administration.
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The Decker School of Nursing provides excellent preparation in nursing education, scholarship and practice, and offers graduate level programs of study ranging from certificates to the PhD. Read more
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On this course, you'll study flexibly around your existing commitments in practice, and apply your knowledge to your role. You'll work collaboratively in researching management strategies for end-of-life care, while studying independently towards a deeper understanding of care. Read more
The Gerontology & Ageing MA/MSc, with pathways in Gerontology, Ageing & Society, and Public Policy & Ageing will build awareness of global perspectives on ageing and the lives of older people by drawing on the views and experience of a wide range of experts including geriatricians, clinicians, demographers, policy analysts and sociologists. Read more
Understanding and addressing the complex issues around ageing has never been more important. In the UK over the last 25 years, the number of people aged 65 and over has increased by more than 1.5 million and globally the population aged 60 and over is growing faster than all younger age groups. Read more
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Students on the MSc Dementia studies will benefit from studying in a School of Healthcare Sciences that is highly ranked for its research in general and in particular for its research into people living with Dementia. Read more
Open to Home and EU Students only The programme aims to develop nurse leaders who are recognised experts in the care of older people who have national… Read more
This programme provides an academic underpinning that meets the contemporary challenges of advanced clinical practice and will enable you to practice with a high level of clinical autonomy in roles that require you to assess, diagnose, treat and manage the care of people with undifferentiated and/or complex clinical presentations. Read more