Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care

Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care
5th Ed.
2023 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Kristen L. Mauk, PhD, DNP, CRRN, GCNS-BC, GNP-BC, FAAN
ISBN-13: 978-1-284-23336-0
eISBN-13: 978-1-284-23337-7
Nursing, Geriatric Medicine


Prepare Students to Care for Their Elderly Patients and Promote Healthy Aging

Gerontological nursing remains a critical specialty area for the profession of nursing, especially as the older adult population grows. The fifth edition of Gerontological Nursing: Competencies for Care takes a holistic approach and teaches students how to provide quality patient care for the older adult, preparing them to effectively care for this population. Students and faculty appreciate the practical approach as well as the author's logical organization of competency-based content both of which are a hallmark of this text.

Following the framework outlined by the AACN's recommended baccalaureate competencies and curricular guidelines for the care of older adults, the text guides students through the core foundations of gerontological nursing as a specialty. The Fifth Edition emphasizes these essential competencies coupled with the management of geriatric syndromes that impact this population including falls, sleep disorders, depression/anxiety, and elder abuse.

Features and Benefits

  • • Aligns with the AACN's recommended baccalaureate competencies and curricular guidelines for the nursing care of older adults
  • • Offers practical information on dementia for nurses and caregivers
  • • Features expanded content on fall prevention
  • • NEW content on COVID-19 and telehealth care
  • • Healthy Aging Tips feature is found throughout the chapters
  • • Contains updated research highlights
  • • Includes Critical Thinking and Personal Reflection exercises
  • • Author and contributor recorded Podcasts

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is a book that I would use daily to reinforce areas of nursing related to the elderly population. This book and website would be an invaluable, practical tool for those in the nursing profession."

-- Crystal Plank, RN, BSN, RAC-CTA (University of Missouri) Doody's Review - previous edition


It is intended for graduate-level coursework. The intent is to present clinical competencies and knowledge to assist students in providing care to older patients.

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