Teaching the teacher: The faculty learning about geriatrics (FLAG) program

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Abstract

As the number of individuals older than 65 years increases, there is a concomitant need for more nurses to provide care meeting the unique needs of older adults. The nursing shortage presents a challenge to schools of nursing to educate enough practitioners in geriatric nursing. The John A. Hartford Foundation Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence at the University of Minnesota has developed a program to prepare nurse faculty to meet this challenge. The program, Faculty Learning About Geriatrics (FLAG), is designed to develop expertise in geriatric nursing, teaching, and academic leadership among faculty from academic settings in the upper Midwest and tribal colleges. This article chronicles the authors' experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating the first year of the FLAG program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-223
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of continuing education in nursing
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010

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