Curriculum Map with AACN Competencies


Curriculum Mapping for Incorporating Recommended Competencies for Geriatric Nursing Care/ Clinical Experiences into Baccalaureate Nursing Programs

Download: Curriculum Map with AACN Competencies

This document was developed by Dr. Kathleen Blais, Florida International University School of Nursing to map curriculum against the Hartford Institute and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing recommended baccalaureate competencies and curricular guidelines for geriatric nursing.

Hospital Competencies: Care of Adult 65+ years


Download: Hospital Competencies

The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing has developed a core set of hospital nursing competencies expected of nurses that care for older adults. Competencies cover the following areas:

  • Communication
  • Physiological and Psychological Age Changes
  • Pain
  • Skin Integrity
  • Functional Status
  • Restraints
  • Elder Abuse
  • Discharge Planning


The development and testing of the hospital competencies is reported in the following journal article: Mezey, M., Quinlan, E., Fairchild, S., Vezina, M. (2006). "Geriatric Competencies for RNs in Hospitals." Journal for Nurses in Staff Development 22(1): 2-10.

Baccalaureate Nursing Competencies


Download: Older Adults: Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for Geriatric Nursing

This document is published jointly by the Hartford Institute and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Copies of this and other gerontology competencies can be found on AACN's website at:

Download: SPANISH VERSION (2008 Competencies)

ADULTOS MAYORES: Competencias Recomendadas y Guia Curricular para EL CUIDADO DE ENFERMERIA GERIATRICO  en el Programa de Licenciatura (Baccalaureate)

Download: JAPANESE VERSION (2008 Competencies)