Growth and specialization of gerontological nursing

Christine Mueller, Virginia Burggraf, Neva L. Crogan

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The development and growth of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), specifically those with specialization in geriatrics, has had significant impact on the care of older adults. The purpose of this article is to address the historical growth of gerontological nursing, the advanced practice roles created, and the impact that they have had in meeting the health-care needs of the older adult.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-15
Number of pages2
JournalGeriatric Nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 29 2020

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  • Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Gerontological nursing
  • Specialization
  • Humans
  • Aging
  • Licensure, Nursing/standards
  • Education, Nursing, Graduate/economics
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article


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