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National League for Nursing to Create Alzheimer’s Curricula and Resources for Nurse Educators
Date:2/4/2013

case studies and related simulations will highlight complex health care situations experienced by Alzheimer’s patients and their families, presenting students with opportunities to think and act in ‘real time,’ using evidence-based nursing assessment and intervention strategies.

“By adding specialized curriculum resources for teaching about care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, the NLN will be an important resource for faculty to train students in rehabilitation, health promotion, health care, and social service referral for the specialized care of older adults with cognitive impairments, specifically Alzheimer’s disease,” asserted NLN president Judith A. Halstead, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF.

Added NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, “MetLife Foundation’s commitment to empower people to lead healthy, productive lives and strengthen communities complements the NLN’s mission of promoting excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse workforce to advance the nation’s health.” “We are pleased to support this initiative to develop new resources to enhance care for those with Alzheimer’s,” said Dennis White, president and CEO, MetLife Foundation. “These tools will help health professionals be better prepared to handle the unique challenges of caring for older adults needing specialized care.”

With its long history of grant-funded initiatives, specifically in geriatric nursing education, the NLN is well positioned to have a dynamic, lasting impact on the field.

From 1986 to 1993, NLN was a lead organization for the administration of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community College-Nursing Home Partnership, a national project designed to integrate gerontological content into associate degree nursing programs, where the main focus was on care of the elderly in nursing homes.

ACES was conceived in 2009 in what was then the second phase of an ambitious NLN partnership with Community College of Philadel
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