If you are an internationally educated nurse and interested in geriatrics, this Post Graduate Diploma will prepare you to effectively work with older adults, promoting wellness and enabling health.
The geriatric population is the fastest growing health cohort around the world. Currently 70 per cent of all patients in Canada are elderly. Registered nurses must have specialized knowledge and training to effectively educate, assess and care for these older people.
This Post Graduate Diploma in Gerontological Nursing will give you the tools and skills to meet the complex physical, social, environmental, cognitive and spiritual needs of the elderly.
You will be given the chance to have intercultural exchange between graduate nurses from other countries and on-campus BSN students. This will promote rich dialogue about nursing approaches, philosophies and global health needs. Learn more about the international experience at Selkirk College.
Seminars and occasional class interaction will provide added opportunity for an exchange of ideas and nursing expertise.
Upon completion of this program, you will
Interpret basic geriatric trends and issues
Analyze and test a wide variety of health assessment tools
Demonstrate critical, innovative thinking when problem solving complex geriatric issues
Illustrate how to educate towards wellness in aging
Develop advocacy skills at relational, unit and policy making levels