The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing has developed a core set of hospital nursing competencies expected of nurses that care for older adults. Competencies cover the following areas:
The development and testing of the hospital competencies is reported in the following journal article: Mezey, M., Quinlan, E., Fairchild, S., Vezina, M. (2006). "Geriatric Competencies for RNs in Hospitals." Journal for Nurses in Staff Development 22(1): 2-10.