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Gerontological Nurse Certification

A gerontological nurse studies physical, mental, and social changes in people as they age. He investigates the interface of normal ageing and age-related disease. He views ageing in terms of four distinct process: chronological ageing, biological ageing, psychological ageing and social ageing. To become a gerontological nurse, one needs to be eligible to take the examination and hence after successfully passing the exam, he/she is awarded the credential: Registered Nurse-Board Certified (RN-BC). The ANCC certificate is accredited by The National Commission for Certifying Agencies and the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification.

Eligibility For Gerontological Nurse Certification

To be eligible to become a gerontological nurse one needs to hold a current, active RN license within a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country. One has to have a atleast 2,000 hours of clinical practice in gerontological nursing within the last 18months. Also, he must have completed a minimum off 30hours of continuing education in gerontological nursing within the last 18 months.

Format Of Gerontological Nurse Certification

One can apply to this computer-based examination either by mail or online throughout a year and can go for the exam during a 90-day window at a location convenient to him. The exam allows 210 minutes to answer 175 questions, out of which, 150 are scored plus 25 pre-test questions that are not scored.

Gerontological Nurse Study Guide

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Category : Nursing
Product # : Study Guide Exam- 240
Description :

Gerontoligical study guide consists of test preparation tips, how to solve multiple choice question tips and indepth knowledge on topics

  • Biological Theories of Aging
  • Havighurst's Theory
  • Hypertension
  • Cognitive Changes
  • Loop Diuretics
  • Thiazide Diuretics
  • Systolic Heart Failure
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Vasodilators
  • Aldosterone Agonist
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Atrial Dysrhythmias
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Malnutrition
  • Fluid Balance
  • Hyposalivation
  • Dysphagia
  • Acute Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Hepatic Cirrhosis
  • Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Chronic Renal Failure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Cardiac Dysrhythmias
  • Musculoskeletal Deformities
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Ketoacidosis
  • Thermoregulation
  • Thyrotoxic Storm
  • Electrolyte Imbalances
  • Respiratory Acidosis
  • Jung Theory of Individualism
  • Post-Menopausal Changes
  • Sociological Theories of Aging
  • Arterial Blood Gases
  • Immunosuppression
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Chronic Grief
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Residential Care Facilities
  • Home Meal Delivery Programs
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