The faculty learning about geriatrics (FLAG) program: Bringing together experts in geriatric nursing education

Janice A. Edelstein, Corjena K. Cheung, Jo A. Voss, Merrie J. Kaas

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Abstract

Strengthening geriatric content in schools of nursing is a key initiative for the Minnesota Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence. The first Faculty Learning about Geriatrics (FLAG) program was implemented in the summer of 2008. Selected nursing faculty from across the Upper Midwest and tribal colleges have successfully completed the FLAG program in the last 2 years. Participants completed a 5-day summer institute at the University of Minnesota and a 1-year mentorship program. The FLAG program is designed to broaden expertise in geriatric nursing through building teaching and academic leadership skills and to increase content knowledge through collaboration with academic and geriatric leaders. This article provides an overview of the educational experience of FLAG participants who have earned the title of FLAG program fellow. The perspectives of the FLAG mentors and fellows are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)378-384
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of continuing education in nursing
Volume42
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2011

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