The demographic shifts in Palestine and the growing elderly population indicate that the percentage of Palestinians aged 65 and older will witness an increase in chronic health conditions, facing the challenge of living with multiple health problems and functional impairment. Therefore, offering quality of services and care to this group of clients rise the need for healthcare practitioners with advanced specialty in this field.
Postgraduate programs in adult gerontology aim at preparing adult/older adult and family nurse practitioners to provide quality primary care across the life span through direct nursing care, consultation, collaboration, coordination, and referral. Therefore, the AAUP proposes M.Sc. program in adult gerontology Nursing to produce proficient, knowledgeable, committed, ethically aware, and responsible geriatric nurses, and fill the gap in the severe shortage of these nursing practitioners
After completion the program requirements the students are expected to:
An Adult-Gerontology Nurse can serve in a variety of practice settings, such as: