Geropsychiatric Nursing Initiative (GPNI) 1: Overview of Geropsychiatric Nursing


Course Target Audience

  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Registered Nurses

Course Description

This module covers an overview of the field of Geropsychiatric Nursing including the term itself, the history, Geropsychiatric nursing organizations, and Geropsychiatric leadership.


These GPNI continuing education modules represent a component of the Geropsychiatric Nursing Initiative to provide online learning in mental health and aging for advanced practice registered nurses and other graduate-prepared nurses and nursing students. The modules were made possible through generous support from the Geropsychiatric Nursing Initiative, a partnership of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. A special thank you to leaders of the John A. Hartford Foundation’s Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative for their consultation and support for these continuing education modules and vision for geropsychiatric nursing.

Course Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the field of Geropsychiatric Nursing
  2. Define the term of Geropsychiatric nursing
  3. Summarize and explain the history of geropsychiatric nursing
  4. Discuss the topic of Geropsychiatric leadership
  5. List geropsychiatric nursing organizations


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