Published October 2014 by Jamie Bond
Caring for the aging population can be physically and emotionally challenging but extremely rewarding at the same time. Various diseases plague this population and require specially trained professionals to deliver the most effective care. The following websites are valuable resources for those professionals. The list includes: news/research, journals, blogs, associations, conferences, and certification opportunities. The fields of medicine and nursing are continually evolving and many of the following websites provide up to date research findings as they apply to the aging population.
Nursing conferences and organizations provide opportunities for specialized nurses to network with others. Gerontology is not a common specialty, therefore membership in one or more of these organizations would be beneficial to a gerontology nurse’s careers. It is vital that nurses keep current in their field and the following list of journals gives nurses the ability to follow current topics pertaining to geriatrics. Blogs provide an outlet for the author and an opportunity for the reader to relate to fellow nurses working in similar settings. Specialized certification in geriatrics is rare, but acknowledges those nurses that are leaders and excel in their specialty field.
News and Research
The Intentional Caregiver
American Society on Aging
National Gerontological Nursing Association Annual Conference
National Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence Leadership Conference
This conference focuses on building leaders in geriatric nursing to advance the level of care provided to the geriatric population.
For more information, see is gerontology a good MSN specialty.
About the author:
Jamie Bond has been a registered nurse since 2002 and returned to the college scene in 2012 to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has a passion for all things nursing, especially the care of the at–risk population. Jamie has first hand experience navigating the complicated, multifaceted field of nursing. A married mother of two school-aged sons, Jamie enjoys spending her spare time cheering on her kids at their various activities.