The John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing at Penn State
This is the first video in the Geriatric Nurse Educator: A Career for a Lifetime video series, a series of geriatric nursing recruitment videos. This video "Caring for the Modern Senior" focuses on the positive aspects of aging and geriatric nursing. The video is best used for recruiting into basic nursing programs (Associate Degree and Baccalaureate Degree included).
Discuss what it means to be a geriatric nurse.
Discuss the benefits of being a nurse educator.
The 2008 IOM Report: Re-tooling for an Aging America brought to national attention the critical need for development of the health care workforce so all are prepared to care for the next generation of older adults. While all health care workers need the knowledge and skills to deliver basic care to older adults, there is also a huge void in the number of nurses who have expertise in geriatric nursing. These individuals are needed to adequately care for the most complex cases and to train other health care providers. This need for geriatric nursing faculty was the impetus for the development of The Geriatric Nurse Educator: A Career for a Lifetime video series. Each of the videos in the series have slightly different messages. To view the rest of the series, please visit
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