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Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence

The Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (HCGNE) at Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation is a center funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation. As an HCGNE, Arizona State University is proud to be a founding member of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing.

The rapidly growing and ethnically diverse population throughout Arizona and the Southwest is dramatically outpacing that of other areas of the nation, increasing the need for geriatric nurses who can meet the complex needs of older adults and address critical health disparities of minority elders.

The mission of ASU's College of Nursing and Health Innovation Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence is to significantly increase the number of high-quality doctoral and post-doctoral level faculty in geriatric nursing needed to teach in graduate and undergraduate academic nursing programs throughout Arizona and surrounding Southwestern states.

Major emphasis is placed on addressing health disparities experienced by older adults by preparing geriatric nursing faculty who have expertise not only in promoting healthy aging but also in meeting the unique and growing needs of the Southwest’s ethnically diverse, immigrant, frail, and advanced elderly population in both rural and urban areas.

Program Name Available Online Description
Advanced Dementia: The Need for Palliative Care (Module 3 of 4) Yes Content includes: stages, progression and impact of dementia; medical care focus; palliative care, behavioral challenges and approaches; functional changes and support; and long term planning.
Caring for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementias Yes This educational series is to increase the knowledge and skills of nursing and other healthcare professionals to enable them to facilitate optimal dementia care and family support during all stages of the illness.
Caring for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementias (for family and friends) Yes Two educational sessions created especially for family and friends of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. This is open to the public.
End-of-Life and Hospice: Focus on Aggressive Comfort Care (Module 4 of 4) Yes Content includes: clinical signs and symptoms of end-stage dementia; dying and dementia; priorities and goals for care; risk and benefit of treatment; assessment and intervention; and care for the caregiver
Healthy Aging Online Series: Increasing Need to Identify and Address Geriatric Syndromes Yes This educational session will increase knowledge and skills of nurses and other healthcare professionals to identify and initiate interventions for managing geriatric syndromes.
Healthy Aging Online Series: Physical Activity for Older Adults Yes This educational session will increase health providers’ awareness of the benefits and recommendations for physical activity in older adults, dispel misconceptions and promote best practices related to physical activity across generations.
Healthy Aging: Communicating with Older Adults Yes This educational session will increase awareness of common stereotypes and provide an overview of best practice competencies associated with communication with older adults.
Mild Dementia: Promoting Function and Maintaining Independence (Module 1 of 4) Yes Content includes: review of early stage dementia, medical care and expected outcomes, behavioral challenges and strategies, functional changes and support, educational needs, long-term planning, and lifestyle and pleasant events. Each of the dementia courses includes a bonus module, "Overview and Diagnosis."
Moderate Dementia: Functional Losses and Management (Module 2 of 4) Yes Content includes: symptoms of moderate dementia, excess disability, medical management, progressively lowered stress threshold, planning care, and outcome measures.
Overview and Diagnosis Yes This learning module will describe common symptoms in the syndrome of dementia, outline the diagnostic process, designate the four most common types of dementia, summarize the stages of dementia, and review current and future treatments.

We are seeking applicants for a pre-doctoral fellowship with emphasis placed on (1) developing expertise in meeting the unique and growing needs of a diverse older adult population and (2) committing to an academic career. The fellowships are designed to prepare gerontological nursing faculty who have expertise not only in promoting healthy aging, but also in meeting the unique and growing needs of the Southwest’s ethnically diverse, immigrant, frail and advanced elderly population in both rural and urban areas.

Eligibility

Scholar applicants must:

  • Be a registered nurse
  • Hold degree(s) in nursing
  • Enroll or be accepted in a doctoral nursing degree program with a focus on research (not including DNP)
  • Be a United States citizens or permanent U.S. residents
  • Plan an academic and research career in aging
  • Demonstrate potential for long-term contributions to gerontological nursing.

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In collaboration with the Arizona Geriatric Education Center and the Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence we are pleased to provide this compendium of engaging single page, practical, evidence-based Provider Fact Sheets synthesize key concepts in common geriatric syndromes and common diseases in older adults.

Replete with screening and assessment tools and treatment gems, these sheets reinforce sound geriatric practice in an approachable format. Provider Fact Sheets are reviewed annually by an interprofessional team of editors including: an Informationist who is Board Certified in Family Practice and Geriatrics, and an Internist who is Board Certified in Geriatrics.

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