Standards of Practice

GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING COMPETENCIES AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE 2010


CGNA is pleased to announce the launch of its new Gerontological Nursing Competencies and Standards of Practice document!

The revision of the standards and competencies was requested by members in 2007 when they identified a need to refine the existing standards to reflect the current and future gerontological nursing practice in Canada.

The face of gerontological nursing in Canada is evolving and changing in accordance with demographic imperatives and the growth of evidence-informed nursing knowledge. These standards are meant to reflect current knowledge and understanding of our discipline, and are, as a consequence, conditional, dynamic and subject to change because of the influence of social, cultural, economic and political environments of health care.

Practice standards are organized into six categories, including:

- physiological health
- optimizing functional health
- responsive care
- relationship care
- health system
- safety and security

The practice standards describe the appropriate therapeutic interventions or activities of the Canadian nurse which facilitate client health behavior directed towards promotion, prevention, maintenance, rehabilitation or palliation. This document is available in both English and French.

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English Version
French Version

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A printed version of the Gerontological Nursing Competencies and Standards of Practice document is also available for purchase.

Members: $13 + HST
Non-members: $16 + HST

To purchase a copy of the document, please contact us.  

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