Gerontological Nursing Practice: Scope and Standards of Practice

10/18/10, the publishing program of the American Nurses Association (ANA) announce the release of the newly revised Gerontological Nursing Practice: Scope and Standards of Practice.

The goal of gerontological nursing is to provide the highest quality of care to the older adults within a healthcare system facing an unprecedented increase of their numbers. To do so, gerontological nurses employs a shared body of skills and knowledge to addresses the full range of needs related to the process of aging, the specialized care of older adults, and the uniqueness of older adults as a group and as individuals.

This complete revision brings up to date the scope of gerontological nursing practice and its standards of care and professional performance, with specific criteria for defining expectations and competent care associated with basic and advanced clinical practice in this speciality.