This program is designed to enable registered nurses to acquire the necessary knowledge and application of knowledge to care for older persons in all health-care settings.
The Gerontology program is delivered via distance education and includes:
- three core prerequisite modules,
- five gerontology self-learning modules and
- a clinical component.
1) Three core prerequisite modules are described below and involve the following evaluation:
- Anatomy and Physiology (optional). A self-assessment checklist is provided to determine learning needs.
- Health Assessment ‘bridging’ module. A self-assessment checklist to determine learning needs.
- Health Promotion / Teaching and Learning Module. Evaluated with multiple choice exam.
2) Five gerontology self-learning modules are evaluated with multiple choice exams.
3) Clinical Component: has two options from which the student can choose, as follows:
- Option 1: If a student has less than one year of clinical experience in a gerontology setting, the student is expected to do a 3-4 week preceptored clinical placement.
- Option 2: If a student has one year or more clinical experience in a gerontology setting, the student will be expected to complete two written clinical assignments.
- Students who have successfully completed the program are awarded a certificate from the Centre for Nursing Studies.
- This program has been approved by the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- The Centre for Nursing Studies offers Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) as a service to students who feel they may have achieved learning through previous knowledge and experience.
- Students can complete the program at their own pace within one year.
If you are interested in this program, please complete the Post-Basic RN Gerontology Program Registration Form (PDF).
Further inquiries can be directed to:
Centre for Nursing Studies – Continuing Nursing Studies
Southcott Hall, 100 Forest Rd.
St. John’s, NL A1A 1E5
Toll Free: 1-888-290-6272