Certification validates your knowledge and expertise
"Certification protects the public by enabling anyone to identify competent people more readily. Simultaneously it aids the profession by encouraging and recognizing professional achievement. Certification also recognizes specialization, enhances professionalism and, in some cases, serves as a criterion for financial reimbursement. It may also foster an enlarged role within the employment setting. Because certification of nursing practice signifies attainment of specific criteria and knowledge, skills, and abilities in a specific specialty field, certified nurses comprise a minority of the professional nurse population." (From American Nurses Credentialing -ANCC-website)
Why Gerontological Nursing Certification?
"The population of older Americans is exploding. Geriatric patients are not one sub-group of patients but rather the core business of health systems."
- Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN
Recognize the need for a certified workforce:
What can Gerontological Certification do for you?
In addition to holding certification in your specialty - certification in geriatrics can enhance your knowledge base as you care for the booming population of older adults.