Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Academic Catalog-June 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Academic Catalog-June

Gerontology Certificate

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Dr. Havilah Normington
Office: CC-166
Phone: (414) 277-2685
Email: normington@msoe.edu


Healthy People 2030 states that healthcare professionals need basic and continuing geriatric education in order to improve care and quality of life for the older adult. Nurses provide the frontline health care for older adults in a variety of settings, including preventative care in primary care offices and the community, acute care in hospitals, and long-term care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Nurses who have additional education in this area of health care will be better able to anticipate, prepare for, and meet the needs of the increased numbers of older adults. 

MSOE’s School of Nursing’s gerontology certificate prepares practicing RNs to provide exceptional care to older adults in any healthcare setting. The courses focus on healthy aging; managing acute and chronic diseases in older adults; policy, service, and social issues; and end-of-life care.

This 9-credit certificate program is open to any RN, including associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or higher. Courses are offered in a blended format to meet the needs of working adults. The gerontology certificate program prepares RNs for the ANCC Gerontological Nursing Certification (RN-BC) by providing the continuing education hours in gerontological nursing that are required for eligibility. For more information, see the certificates policy.

Gerontology Certificate Version S1

Required Courses

Students complete all three courses listed below:

Total: 9 credits

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