- Assess the patient’s mental status and cognitive (thinking) skills
- Understand patient’s acute and chronic health issues
- Discuss common health concerns, such as falls, incontinence, changing sleep patterns and sexual issues
- Organize medications
Only 3 percent of all advanced practice nurses (CNS and NP) are certified in geriatric nursing.
Hold a current, active RN license within a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country.
Have practiced the equivalent of 2 years full-time as a registered nurse.
Have a minimum of 2,000 hours of clinical practice in the specialty area of gerontological nursing within the last 3 years.
Have completed 30 hours of continuing education in gerontological nursing within the last 3 years.