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CMS Star Rating
Increased CMS star rating. Nursing centers with board certified RNs in gerontological nursing are twice as likely to receive a 5-Star rating.
Higher RN job satisfaction and retention, which will save you from hiring and training new staff.
Policies & Procedures
Certified RNs will create better policies, procedures, and lead to an increase in mentoring among the staff.
Faculties reported that employing GNP nurses fosters long-term operations success and care continuity.
Increased knowledge and quality of care lead to an increase in patient and family satisfaction.
Increased CMS reimbursement rates from higher star ratings and lower re-hospitalization rates.
Facilities that employ RNs who completed Gero Nurse Prep experience lower re-hospitalization rates.
Another important benefit: satisfied, well trained, and committed RNs provide elevated quality of elder care.
Best practices in geriatric care are presented throughout the course so this knowledge can be applied in day-to-day nursing practice.
Facilities with RNs who completed Gero Nurse Prep have lower fall rates and other adverse events.
Benefits to RNs
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Gives you all that you need for certification success: course content matched to exam outline, test taking strategies and practice exams, and 30 contact hours.
Greater sense of professional achievement and respect from physicians, other nurses, staff and administrators.
Improvement in essential competencies like communication, pain assessment, skin integrity, elder abuse, and more.
Alums reported significant increase in job confidence, self-esteem and procedures assuredness.
20 point increase from the pre-test to the post-test in certification related knowledge.
Alums reported enhanced critical thinking ability and increased autonomy in determining how to do their job.
Passing the ANCC certification exam grants you interprofessionally recognized professional credentials: Gero-RN.
3/4 of the nation who take the ANCC exam pass on the first try. However 96% of Gero Nurse Prep alums pass the ANCC exam on the first try.
Access to instructors and support staff for any content based or technical questions. This is a self-paced course that can be accessed anywhere.
Exposure to online learning technologies enhances computer and technology skills.
Accredited Continuing Education
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by University of Nebraska Medical Center and AHCA/NCAL. University of Nebraska Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this activity for 30.0 ANCC contact hours.