Building Capacity for Geriatric Nursing

  A GROUP OF WOMEN POSING AROUND A TABLE.

Older adults use more than 80 percent of home care services and 90 percent of nursing home beds in the U.S. Yet, many of nurses are experienced in providing geriatric care, most have not received adequate leadership training.

In 2009, Northwest Health Foundation supported two nurse fellows, Cynthia McDaniel and Lynn Szender, to participate in the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy — the first of its kind in the nation.

Upon completion of the program, the Fellows will have the leadership skills necessary to mentor other geriatrics nurses in Oregon while continuing to improve geriatric care in their own settings.