Geriatric Care Nursing

Geriatric Care Nursing (GCN)

Course Details

  • Duration: Six Months
  • Contact Hours: 500hrs
  • Time Schedule:
    • Thurdays-9:30am - 2:30pm Mondays-5:00 pm - 7:30pm
    • Schedules are flexible & subject to change
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Teaching Mode: Face to Face and Blended Approach modalities
  • Received On Completion:
    • IAH Certificate IAH Certificate
    • HFJ Certificate HFJ Certificate
    • HFJ Card & Pin HFJ Card & Pin

Course Description

A Geriatric nurse cares for the elderly, focusing on the development and implementation of treatment plans for chronic illnesses, including diabetes, hypertension and respiratory disorders. They also educate and counsel families of elderly patients who suffer from acute and chronic conditions.

Geriatric nurses are educated to understand and treat the often complex physical and mental health needs of older people. They try to help their patients protect their health and cope with changes in their mental and physical abilities, so older people can stay independent and active as long as possible.

Geriatric nurses must enjoy working with older people. They must be patient, listen extremely carefully and balance the needs of their patients with sometimes conflicting demands from family members.

As a geriatric nurse, you will be required to perform a number of duties. For example, you will often be responsible for:

  • Measuring and recording vital signs
  • Administering medications
  • Exercising and massaging patients
  • Watching for signs of pressure ulcer
  • Transporting patients to doctor’s visits and other appointments
  • Helping patients with their daily needs, such as bathing, dressing, and using the bathroom
  • etc..
Geriatric nurses can work in a variety of healthcare settings such as:
  • Hospitals.
  • Skilled nursing facilities.
  • Nursing homes.
  • Retirement centers.
  • Outpatient ambulatory care clinics.
  • In-home care/ Home health
  • etcContact us for additional fees price> Lab session Fee• External Exam• Apron&Hat •Uniform •ID • Basic Life Support •ECG• Employability Skills •.Mandatory Course Materials > Sphygmomanometer• Pulse Oximeter•GMR machine •Urinalysis Strips •stethoscope• mercury thermometer• nurse’s watch.•Nursing dictionary (preferably Bailliere’s 26th edition) and the Nursing Assistant, 10th Edition.In successfully completing the program ,student will receive the following:Qualifications
    • IAHJA Geriatric Care Nursing Diploma
    • NCTVET Certification-optional
    • Heart Foundation ECG Certificate – optional
    • IAHJA Employability Certificate
    • Heart foundation BLS Certificate


    Career Benefits:

      • Higher income potential
      • Gain a professional qualification and marketable skills
      • Travel locally and Internationally to work



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