A plan for staff development in gerontologic nursing

Susan J. Wyble, Loretta F. Hanafin, Patricia A. Brugge-Wiger, Michael A. Kuskowski

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Although aging of the population is evident and increased use of health services by the elderly is well-documented, the knowledge base of acute-care nurses in gerontologic nursing may be insufficient. Nursing staff development educators are in a strategic position to respond to this deficit. The approach used by an 800-bed Veterans Administration Hospital to determine the gerontologic learning needs of its nursing staff and a plan to meet these needs is reported. Recommendations for other organizations that plan to provide staff development in gerontologic nursing are offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-295
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nursing Staff Development
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990


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