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Education Competencies

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)


Additional competencies as it relates to clinical nurse specialists, advanced practice family and women’s nurse practitioners, and interprofessional collaboration are also available at the AACN website.

  • Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for the Nursing

Care of Older Adults

Retooling NP and CNS curricula

Provides implementation guide for adult-gerontology education requirements

Geriatric Nursing Education consortium (GNEC)

Founded in 2005 by John Hartford Foundation and implemented by AACN with the purpose of providing faculty resources to integrate geriatric curricula into baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs.



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Resources and Tools

This section includes useful websites, clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and assessment/intervention tools related to quality and safety Websites: (in alphabetical order) 1. Advancing Excellence in


Advocacy: Article: Advocating for the elderly adult (attached to main page) Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations (CGNO) Ombudsman Stems from the Older American Act of 1965 and provides federal


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