CFS: Educating Students for Geriatric Care (NLN Journal)

Nursing Education Perspectives will publish a special edition on Educating Students for Geriatric Care, guest edited by two leading scholars in geriatric nursing education. Manuscript Submissions Due August 31, 2011

Nursing Education Perspectives, the National League for Nursing’s respected peer-reviewed research journal, has issued a call for manuscripts to be considered for publication in a special edition slated for spring 2012. The theme, “Educating Students for Geriatric Care,” is one of today’s hot topics in nursing education. Given the aging of the Baby Boomer generation, there is a predicted need in the decades ahead for greater numbers of geriatric clinicians. NEP editor Joyce Fitzpatrick and Leslie Block, the managing editor, have announced two leading scholars in geriatric care research and pedagogy will serve as guest editors for the edition: Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN and Meredith Wallace Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC. Drs. Mezey and Kazer will invite their own selected a panel of peer reviewers, also known for their scholarship in the arena of geriatric care in nursing education, to evaluate manuscripts for publication. Research articles are sought on such topics as:

  • chronic care management,
  • evaluation of functional and cognitive assessment,
  • use of simulation to teach care of older adults,
  • use of situational decision-making to promote safe environments for care,
  • attitude development, and
  • other studies that provide evidence of effective teaching models that promote care of older adults.

Brief articles for the Innovation Center on strategies that make the teaching of geriatric care attractive to nursing students are encouraged, as well. Manuscripts must be submitted by August 31, 2011. Prospective authors are urged to review the Author Guidelines found on the NLN website at: For more information, please contact NEP managing editor Leslie Block at  or 212-812-0308.


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