WAGE: Workforce Advancement Through Geriatric Education
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NYIT
Department of Nursing– WAGE Northern Blvd.
P.O. Box 8000
500 Bldg., Room 506
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Project Coordinator:
Laura Friedland-Stulbaum, Ph.D.
Tel: 516-686-3864


Fax: 516-686-3781
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Round One Complete!

The NYIT Department of Nursing has completed round one of its W.A.G.E: Workforce Advancement through Geriatric Education Core Course on March 9th and 16th and Advanced Course on April 6th and 13th. This program was fully funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) at no cost to participants.

The program was designed to educate and prepare geriatric care providers with the skills necessary to address the physical, psychological and cultural issues existing in geriatric care settings and was run by HRSA Grant co-directors Susan Neville, Ph.D., R.N., Maureen Cardoza, Ph.D., R.N. and HRSA Grant Project Coordinator Professor Laura Friedland-Stulbaum, M.S., Ph.D(c).

Tobi Abrahmson, Ph.D., Director of the NYIT Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics and faculty expert on aging, Saundra Sirmans, MSN/Ed, RN, Jennifer Lincks, MA, RN, BC-ANP, CNAT and Phyllis S. Quinlan, RN-BC, Ph.D. were among the guest speakers. A total of 35 geriatric healthcare providers attended the Core Course and 31 Registered Nurses attended the advanced course.


The multidimensional care and knowledge needed to assist the aging population in optimizing and maintaining their health status requires expertise and continued education for all levels of health care providers.

Older adults, who are living longer with multiple health problems (many of which are chronic) are requiring more health care. This unique NYIT program focuses on increasing the geriatric expertise and competency level of licensed nurses and paraprofessionals who are caring for the aging population.
 

Course of Study

Advance your career with knowledge about caring for older adults in a fast-track, innovative, continuing education geriatric program.
 

Program Objectives

  • To improve the health of the aging populations including those in underserved and ethnically diverse communities.
  • Educate professional and paraprofessional elder care providers using standards of geriatric practice.
  • To prepare geriatric care providers with the skills necessary to address the physical, psychological, cultural and social aspects of aging  in the community and institutional geriatric care settings.


20-Hour Core Course

8 a.m.- 4 p.m. (on-site) + 4hrs. online
Saturday, March 9 & Saturday, March 16

Topics include:

  • Overview of Gerontology
  • Strategies of Care
  • Building Cognitive Bridges
  • Ethics, Legal Nursing Issue of Aging


Advanced RN Course*
9 a.m.- 4 p.m. (on-site) + 4hrs. online
Saturday, April 6 & Saturday, April 13

Topics include:

  • Physical Assessment and Chronicity in the Older Adult
  • Geriatric Pharmacokinetics
  • Elder Policy and Professional Practice Issues


All participants will be awareded an NYIT WAGE certificate upon completion of a 20-hour core course. Download the brochure.

*Registered nurses may continue to the advanced course for an additional 20 hours of on-site and online coursework, after which RNs may be eligible to take the ANCC Gerontological Nursing Certification Exam.

Learn more about certification eligibility criteria at nursecredentialing.org.
 

Why W.A.G.E.?

  • Career Advancement
  • No Cost
  • Concentrated Time Schedule
  • Blended Course Format
  • Certificate of Completion

This program is fully funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at no cost to participants. Learn more at www.hrsa.gov.