Mass. Nursing School, Skilled Nursing Center Partner to Teach Geriatric Care Skills
"A nursing school and a Catholic skilled nursing center have teamed up in Massachusetts on an educational model providing nursing students one-on-one training in geriatric care skills. The collaboration gives students hands-on experience, links them to nurses in the workplace who can share their real-world experience, and leads some students to consider employment in a care setting working with the elderly when they hadn't previously."
An additional benefit of the program: "Some of the...nurses working with the students have returned to school to pursue higher-level degrees, motivated to pursue more education because of their time with the students and the program."
In this partnership, junior-year nursing students (at UMass Lowell) are paired up with a nurse at D'Youville's Center for Advanced Therapy during a seven-week rotation in gerontological rehabilitation nursing. They work directly with select nurses who applied to take part in the program.
|by Mary Ann Hill | February 25, 2014|