Jill Brennan-Cook

Brennan-Cook, Matters and Colleagues Host Gerontological Review Course for DUHS Nurses

Jill Brennan Cook, assistant professor; and Loretta Matters, director of Duke NICHE; partnered to develop and offer a gerontological review course to prepare Duke University Health System (DUHS) nurses to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) gerontological nurse certification exam. The review course consisted of four, four-hour classes based on the ANCC test blueprint and feedback from geriatric resource nurses (GRNs) as to areas of greatest interest/need. Valerie K.

Bringing Nursing Curriculum to Life

At Duke, we bring curriculum to life for our students to help make connections between theory, practice and improving care for those we serve. In one of our ABSN courses, Gerontological Nursing—Caring for Older Adults and their Families, students learn about caring for an aging population and helping patients’ caregivers. Faculty employ three unique approaches to engage the minds and hearts of our students as they learn to care for vulnerable elders and their families.

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