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Nurse Educ Today. 2007 Feb;27(2):113-21. Epub 2006 Jun 8.

Ensuring a knowledgeable and committed gerontological nursing workforce.

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Northern Illinois University, 1240 Normal Road, DeKalb, IL 60115, United States.


There is a growing societal need for professional nurses who are knowledgeable and committed to working with older adults. In order to address this need, a small study that included self-evaluation and curriculum review was conducted by faculty at one Midwestern nursing program in the United States. A moderately positive attitude, moderately high knowledge, and moderate pursuit of knowledge of older adults were identified with the faculty in the presence of limited curricular content of gerontology. Implications for nursing education included continuing education for nursing faculty and program support in nursing curricula.

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