Journal of Gerontological Nursing


Print ISSN: 0098-9134
Online ISSN: 1938-243X

Geriatric nursing’s most trusted clinical journal for over 40 years

The Journal of Gerontological Nursing is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal publishing clinically relevant original articles on the practice of gerontological nursing across the continuum of care in a variety of health care settings, for more than 40 years. Begin to explore the Journal and all of its great benefits such as::

• Sections including “Geropharmacology,” “Clinical Concepts,” “Diagnosis: Dementia,” and “Technology Innovations”
• Evidence-based practice guidelines published three times per year
• Access to current articles, as well as several years of archived content
• Manuscripts posted online just 2 months after acceptance
• Continuing Nursing Education credits available each month

Cited in MEDLINE/PubMed

  • Past Issue
  • January 2012
  • Volume 38 · Issue 1
Table of Contents
Editorial Free

The Season for New Beginnings

Donna M. Fick, PhD, GCNS-BC, FGSA, FAAN

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Product News


Crushing or Splitting Medications: Unrecognized Hazards

Donna Gill, DNP, FNP-C, AFN; Margaret Spain, MSN, FNP, BC, CDE; Barbara J. Edlund, PhD, ANP, BC

Technology Innovations

A Pilot Study Testing a Fall Prevention Intervention for Older Adults: Determining the Feasibility of a Five-Sensor Motion Detection System

Marisa Ferrari, DNP, RN; Barbara Harrison, PhD, APRN, GNP, BC; Osamah Rawashdeh, PhD, PE; Muawea Rawashdeh, MS; Robert Hammond, PhD; Michael Maddens, MD


The 2010 Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award: Kathleen Coen Buckwalter PhD, RN, FAAN

Lisa Skemp, PhD, RN; Howard Karl Butcher, PhD, RN

CNE Article

Are Gerontological Nurses Apathetic About Apathy in Older Adults?

Annette M. Lane, PhD, RN; Sandra P. Hirst, PhD, RN, GNC(C)

Feature Article

Delirium Superimposed on Dementia: Accuracy of Nurse Documentation

Melinda R. Steis, PhD, RN; Donna M. Fick, PhD, RN, FAAN

Feature Article

Long-Term Care Nurse Role Models in Clinical Nursing Education: The ECLEPs Experience

Diana L. White, PhD; Juliana Cartwright, PhD, RN; Jost Lottes, PhD

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