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Older Adult Curriculum Resources

Many nursing programs are using Long Term Care for clinical settings and incorporating care of the older adult into the nursing curriculum. The following links provides multiple resources and links to quality Older Adult Curriculum and Learning Activities.


ACES NLN Project

The ACES Project aims to Advance the Care of Older Adults through innovations in nursing education. The ACES website is the go-to place for gerontological resources for faculty and students, classroom-ready teaching tools and strategies, and information about upcoming faculty development events related to integration of care of older adults into nursing program curricula.

Alzheimer’s Curriculum

Act on Alzheimer’s website has curriculum developed on the:

  1. Importance of Early Disease Detection;
  2. Provider Practice Tools;
  3. Dementia Education & Training

Clinical Teaching in Nursing Homes

The Clinical Teaching in Nursing Homes website from the University of Minnesota provides Resources for Creating Exemplary Clinical Experiences for Students in Nursing Homes, including:

  • Clinical Teaching in Nursing Homes Web Based Resources
  • Culturally Responsive Nursing Care for American Elders
  • Quick and Easy: Tips for Clinical Teaching in Nursing Homes
  • Student Assessment About Older Adults

Consult Geri and Try This Series

The Consult Geri and Try This Series includes geriatric protocols, evidence-based for managing over 30 common geriatric syndromes and conditions, plus linkage to 55 specialty nursing associations’ offerings in geriatric care and to national geriatric websites.

The Try This Assessment series with 30 nationally recommended instruments for use with older adults

Hartford Nursing Resources

The Hartford website has multiple resources for those teaching geriatrics. On the left side of the page you can choose Topics (Geriatric Syndromes, Caring for the Older Adult, Patient Safety, Etc.), The Learner Level (Entry level nursing student, RN, Patient, Etc.), and Type of Resources (Lecture, Curriculum/Syllabus, Videos, Educational Games, Evaluation Tools, Simulation, Etc.).

Geriatric Education Modules (GEMs)

The University of Minnesota Geriatric Education Modules (GEMs) contain up-to-date information on many topics relevant to professionals, educators, and students who serve older adults.

Each module consists of a narrated slide presentation delivered by an expert on the topic. A short demographic survey is required to access the modules.


Home Care/Hospice Nursing 

Here is a link from National Association for Home Care & Hospice honoring the work that home care professionals do on a daily basis to make a difference for the patients and families they serve. If you are interested in Home Care and/or Hospice nursing, this 10 minute video will give you a wonderful idea of how rewarding it is. 
Link to video

QSEN Geriatric Curriculum Page

QSEN has a geriatric curriculum page that has links to multiple resources.

Integrating Geri Throughout the Curriculum

The following PowerPoint and Word Document resources were designed for a BSN program but could easily be applied in an Associate Degree Nursing Program.

Integrating Geri Throughout the Curriculum: This resource table integrates ACES, Consult Geri, and the Try This Series into each of the nursing courses in a BSN program.

PowerPoint from NLN 2014 Integrating Geriatrics: This PowerPoint provides an overview of how geriatrics was integrated throughout this BSN curriculum. Permission to share these resources was given by Dr. Patricia Sharpnack from Ursuline Nursing College in Ohio.