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Geriatric Nurses

Overview

Geriatric nurses provide direct patient care to elderly people in their homes, or in hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics. The term geriatrics refers to the clinical aspects of aging and the overall health care of the aging population. Since older people tend to have different reactions to illness and disease than younger people, treating them has become a specialty, and because the population is aging, the geriatric nurse is a promising nursing specialty.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Helpful

Social

Technical

Career Ladder
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner or Geriatric Clinical Nursing Specialist

Geriatric Nurse

Nurse Assistant

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