Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity: Results after the first 10 years and implications for the future

Patricia D. Franklin, Patricia G. Archbold, Claire M. Fagin, Elizabeth Galik, Elena O Siegel, Shoshanna Sofaer, Kirsten Firminger

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Abstract

In 2000, the John A. Hartford Foundation launched a multi-million dollar investment in Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC) at the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). After a decade of focused support to increase scholarship, research, leadership, and institutional collaboration, is there evidence this program is successful in achieving its goals? Equally important, as the need for quality geriatric nursing care increases with the expanding aging population and associated complex health conditions, how does the experience and outcomes of this program inform nursing's future? To address both questions, the authors first provide an overview of geriatric nursing prior to and up to the time the BAGNC program began, then review results of an external evaluation of the BAGNC program, and finally propose goals and strategies for the next 20 years of academic geriatric nursing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-205
Number of pages8
JournalNursing Outlook
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011

Keywords

  • Academic geriatric nursing
  • Building capacity
  • Geriatric nursing
  • Innovation
  • Investment predoctoral scholarship
  • Postdoctoral scholarship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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