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Welcome to The Geriatrics and the Advanced Practice Curriculum: A Series of Web-Based Interactive Case Studies.

Series Editor: Carolyn Auerhahn, EdD, ANP, GNP-BC, FAANP
New York University College of Nursing

These geriatric case studies have been constructed to mirror case studies typically used in nurse practitioner education, and thus to help faculty easily introduce geriatric concepts into the curriculum. The case studies address content, e.g. unexplained weight loss and pain management, typically taught to students preparing to be adult and family nurse practitioners. Because they are web-based and interactive, the case studies can be assigned for students to complete at home. They can also be used in the classroom to stimulate classroom discussion.

The geriatric case studies were developed by expert geriatric faculty with the support and guidance of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing. The rigorous process used to develop the case studies involved advanced practice nurses and faculty from around the country. Each case study clearly shows how content addresses the geriatric competencies in the AACN document Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist Competences for Older Adult Care (2004; see www.aacn.nche.edu).