Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Donna and Allan Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Susan H. Davis
Between 2000 and 2025 there will be a 30% increase in the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in Indiana (Alzheimer’s Association, 2010). Many individuals with AD and related dementia are cared for in long term care communities. Adequate knowledge and expertise of nurses caring for older adults, particularly those with dementia, is important for the delivery of quality care and the promotion of quality of life for residents living in long term care. This pilot project examined the benefit of a resource support program to encourage Gerontological Nursing certification for registered nurses in the long term care setting.
Sprigler, Gail B., "Effectiveness of a Pilot Gerontological Nursing Certification Preparation Support Program for Registered Nurses Working in Long Term Care" (2012). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Capstones. 8.