Geriatric Nursing Advanced Technical Certificate | Northcentral Technical College

Geriatric Nursing Advanced Technical


The Geriatric Nursing Advanced Technical Certificate is designed for the Registered Nurse or a graduate of a Nursing program (Associate Degree or Higher). Learners will explore theoretical and technological advances in the field of Gerontology. The curriculum focuses on gerontological best practices in communication, collaboration, and therapeutic interventions to support healthy aging and quality of life for older adults. Graduates will be prepared to take the Gerontological Nursing certification exam through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Nursing students with third semester standing and LPNs may enroll in individual course.

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Geriatric Nursing Advanced Technical 10 Credit Certificate

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certificate Outcomes

  • Evaluate the physical, social, psychological aspects of aging throughout the lifespan
  • Incorporate advanced concepts of aging and increase knowledge and skill in caring for older adults in Nursing clinical practice
  • Advance knowledge and best practice in concepts of pharmacological intervention within the Nursing process for the older adult
  • Exhibit ethical and legal practice consistent with a Nursing professional focused on matters facing older adults

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Additional certificate Information

ACT for Healthcare

This ACT program is 100% funded with a TAACCCT Round IV $19.9 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

This program is an equal opportunity program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this certificate.

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