Specialty Nursing Associations Endorse Global Vision Statement on Care of Older Adults

May 2, 2011

Forty-three national nursing organizations, including thirty-six specialty associations and seven members of the Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations (CGNO) have endorsed the Specialty Nursing Association Global Vision Statement on Care of Older Adults, as of May 2, 2011. The statement emphasizes that, with the rapid increase in the population of U.S. older-adults, the nurse workforce must become equipped to meet their changing and specific health care needs. Older adults constitute the largest group of health care users across all settings, and virtually all nurses care for older adults in their subspecialties. Nurses must be competent to deliver care to older adults, being sensitive to the physiological, functional, and psychological needs that set them apart from younger adults.

This global vision statement was developed through REASN (Resourcefully Enhancing Aging in Specialty Nursing), a project of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at NYU's College of Nursing.  REASN seeks a comprehensive response among nursing specialties to support evidence-based best practices in care of older adults in hospitals, home care, and institutional long-term care settings.

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The following Specialty Nursing Associations endorse this Global Vision Statement on Care of Older Adults:

This statement is supported/endorsed by the following members of the Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations (CGNO):