As the U.S. population continues to age, the number of chronic diseases and degenerative illnesses will increase, and consequently so will disabilities associated with these aliments. Specialized gerontology certificate programs online are essential for RNs in order to understand and recognize the physiological, psychological and cognitive, sociological, and unusual elements associated with the aging process. This certificate in gerontology places an emphasis on acute and chronic disease management, as well as health promotion. Training is in keeping with the expectations and goals of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to improve health care for all Americans.
All US licensed RNs with a diploma from a hospital school of nursing, associate degree or advanced nursing degree are eligible.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation Statement
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission