This certificate program is designed for persons seeking additional certification in geriatric nursing and nursing education. Students entering the program must have received a master’s degree in nursing or a related health discipline from an accredited institution.
The curriculum for the Graduate Certificate in Geriatric Nursing Education consists of four 3-credit courses. The goal is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty to teach geriatric nursing.
To earn this certificate, you must successfully complete:
- 2 geriatric-intensive courses (6 credits)
- 2 education courses (6 credits)
The courses are taught by graduate faculty from Penn State’s College of Nursing. The delivery method combines web and email resources. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is awarded a certificate of completion.
Course List - Graduate Certificate in Geriatric Nursing Education
|Comprehensive Assessment of the Older Adult||NURS 522||Advanced nursing assessment of biological, physical, clinical, functional, cognitive, psychological, and social changes associated with aging.||3 credits|
|Interventions for Common Health Problems in Older Adults||NURS 523||Discussion of common acute and chronic health problems experienced by older adults, and development of evidence-based interventions for management.||3 credits|
|Nursing Education Theories and Strategies||NURS 840||Theoretical foundation and evidence-based strategies for nursing education.||3 credits|
|Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education
Curriculum and Program Development in Nursing Education
|Methods for assessment, measurement, and evaluation of student learning in academic and clinical settings.
Curriculum design and evaluation, educational program development, and accreditation.
NURS 840 is a prerequisite for either course
See course start and end periods and semesters offered on the Penn State World Campus student resources website.