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Overview

This online Master program in Gerontology Nursing, part of Capella's CCNE-accredited* MSN program, will prepare you to meet the growing need for nursing professionals with advanced gerontology skills. The curriculum, which is modeled on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Master's Nursing Essentials, focuses on advanced theories, research, and evidence-based practices of caring for the aging client in various settings. You'll explore the physical, cognitive, emotional, and mental aspects of aging; examine alternative tools and strategies to assist in assessing, diagnosing, and delivering evidence-based care to aging clients; and expand your knowledge of health care laws and policies, health promotion and wellness and the use of technology in gerontological care.

To learn more about this degree program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

*The MSN degree programs at Capella University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791 http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation.

Degree Outcomes

With your Master in Gerontology Nursing from Capella, you'll be prepared apply theoretical, experiential and systemic knowledge of the physical and psychological aspects of aging to nursing practice. You'll also be able to translate knowledge of laws, ethics and social implications to evidence-based practice and care of the aging population. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master in Gerontology Nursing include chief nursing officer, clinical gerontology consultant, director of nursing, nurse clinician, nurse educator, nurse manager, nursing faculty or patient educator. Potential workplaces include: community health agency, community or technical college, health clinic, home health care agency, hospital, hospital-based school of nursing, land-based or online college or university, long-term care facility or medical center.

For a More In-Depth Study

With this area of study, Capella also offers a program concentration — an opportunity to delve deeper into your specific knowledge area. Your program concentration can be included in your transcript to potentially enhance career opportunities.