Gerontological Nursing

Nursing and midwifery

Course details

This fully online programme offers you the theoretical knowledge necessary to provide evidence-based, quality care to our older population, whether in the acute setting, residential care or rehabilitation.

Course codes

  • Strand A (RCSI/Beaumont): C1069A
  • Strand B (RCSI only): C1069ARCSI

Learning outcomes

This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to critically:

  • Discuss the older person and living with chronic illness and disability
  • Discuss the importance of the social approach to care in the extended care setting
  • Evaluate emerging health and social policy in relation to older adults from a national and international perspective
  • Evaluate the available demographic information on older adults and its influence on policy formation
  • Discuss person-centred care for older persons in the acute care setting based on knowledge that reflects the unique characteristic, needs and responses for older people
  • Discuss and demonstrate an understanding of multiple co-morbidities and the older adult


This programme provides a foundation for those wishing to progress further to the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing (Gerontological Nursing) during which research, leadership and critical analysis skills acquired will further your skills as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

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Assessment method

Biopsychosocial Perspectives of Older Persons: A Person-Centred Model of Care
10 Assignment and video submission
Dementia and Mental Health Disorders in Older Adults
10 Assignment
Contemporary Issues, Legislation and Quality Improvement in Older Persons Services
10 Assignment