Nursing competence in geriatric and/or long term care curriculum development for baccalaureate nursing program: A systematic review

Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

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Nursing competence in geriatric and/or long term care curriculum development for baccalaureate nursing program: A systematic review

6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference

August 15-17, 2016 London, UK

Pei-Lun Hsieh and Ching-Min Chen

National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Nurs Care

Abstract :

Aim: This paper applies a systematic approach to review the current geriatric educational curriculum in baccalaureate nursing programs. Design: We conducted a systematic review of research to assess the content of Geriatric Course on nursing student├ó┬?┬?s knowledge, care intension and competence. Electronic databases including MEDLINE, CINAHL, PubMed and ERIC between 2000 and 2015 were searched in March 2015. Data Synthesis: A total of 130 publications were identified from the database, 11 were duplicates. All together from one hundred nineteen publications, 101 publications were excluded due to incorrect population and lack of geriatric education. 18 articles were eligible for inclusion in the analysis. Results: Geriatric nursing program could effectively enhance students├ó┬?┬? nursing competence. A literature review of research revealed that most of the curriculums focusing on gerontological education and trends of geriatric content. Common topic including: knowledge and attitude of geriatric student nurses; clinical care practice experience among students practicum; faculty preparation; and teaching strategies. The finding indicated that the geriatric course significantly improved students├ó┬?┬? nursing competence. Conclusion: Geriatric course must be recognized as a specialty area by requiring stand-alone courses and interdisciplinary education in baccalaureate nursing curricula. The geriatric curriculum development was based on considering the need to offer a determined content on geriatric as a foundation for learning experiences early in the curriculum.

Biography :

Pei-Lun Hsieh is currently a PhD Student, Institute of Allied Health Science at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan. She has served as Nurse Practitioner of Chi Mei Hospital in 2004-2011, Practicum Instructor of the National Tainan Junior College of Nursing in 2011-2012 and Teaching Assistant of Community Health Nursing and practice of the Department of Nursing at the NCKU in 2013-2016. She is working as a Lecture of nursing at the Min-Hwei College of Health Care Management. Her research interest is in Geriatric Nursing, Long-Term Care and Community Health Care.


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