Dawn Minesal

Date of Award


Document Type

Evidence Based Nursing Education Project

Degree Name

Master Of Science In Nursing

Colleges & School

Ruth S. Coleman College Of Nursing And Health Sciences

First Advisor

Christine Miller, PhD, RN

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Nurses--Attitudes; Geriatric nursing; Nurses--Education


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to determine in undergraduate nursing education what educational approaches positively influence nursing students' perceptions of and likelihood to practice with aging/geriatric population. Design and Methods: This integrated literature review included four mixed studies, three qualitative studies, and three quantitative studies. Findings and Conclusions: Early introduction of geriatric content should include healthy aging perspectives, incorporate diversified teaching strategies and use faculty that are certified in Gerontology to promote a positive role model for nursing students. Relevance to Nursing Education: To enhance students' desire to work with older adults, nursing curriculum needs to promote a geriatric specialty. The geriatric population continues to increase; better health outcomes related to geriatric health can also be improved.


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