Today’s older adults are increasingly more diverse and active, requiring more comprehensive and holistic care than ever before.

Our gerontological nursing resources foster a “whole person” perspective on gerontology to broaden students’ understanding and prepare them for the changing care needs they’ll encounter throughout their nursing careers.

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Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults, 9th Edition

Awarded first place in the 2022 AJN Book of the Year Award in Gerontologic Nursing Category.

Evidence-based, well-balanced with wellness promotion and with a framework focused on what matters. The coverage of health inequity, health literacy, and social determinants of health prepares students to work proactively with older adults to promote high levels of functioning and quality of life, despite limitations that may accompany aging, disease, and related conditions.

  • NEW! Health Inequities boxes alert students to Inequities and current issues that may impact the care of older populations.
  • NEW! What Matters framework (Medication, Mentation, and Mobility) uses the Functional Consequences Theory for promoting wellness in Older Adults.
  • NEW! Expanded coverage of health inequity, health literacy, and social determinants of health familiarizes students with current information on these important topics.
  • NEW! Added content helps students implement principles of the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative and keeps students current with the latest insights on Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), transitional care, interprofessional collaboration, technology to promote wellness in older adults, and addressing needs of caregivers.
Doody’s 4 Star Review

“This book is a comprehensive manual for hitting the highlights of geriatric clinical care. It delves deep into the biggest clinical issues facing today's seniors and provides areas for further information and study in specific areas, should readers need it. As compared to other books of similar interest, this book goes above and beyond what nursing students today need to hear. The emphasis on wellness, not just short-term treatment, allows new nurses to understand that nursing isn't a quick fix; rather, it is a life-long journey.”
— Wendy Boren, RN, BSN, (University of Missouri) for Doody’s Review Service

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Gerontological Nursing, 10th Edition

Awarded second place in the 2021 AJN Book of the Year Award in Gerontologic Nursing and selected as a Doody’s Core Title for 2022

Holistically focused, known for a strong emphasis on applications of the latest research, and enhanced with engaging Next Generation NCLEX® preparation and patient interaction experience, this 10th Edition delivers insightful coverage of the psychosocial, legal, ethical, and spiritual elements of patient care, with updated content throughout to help students meet the challenges of a changing healthcare environment and an increasingly diverse population.

  • UPDATED! Content throughout reflects the latest research findings and emphasizes relevant gerontological nursing implications.
  • NEW! Next Generation NCLEX®-style Case Studies and Questions related to chapters on clinical topics help students review important concepts and practice for the Next Generation NCLEX.
  • NEW! Unfolding Patient Stories, written by the National League for Nursing, provides opportunities to rehearse clinical judgment in classroom discussions on patient care and tie into corresponding patient scenarios in vSim® for Nursing Gerontology and Lippincott® DocuCare for enhanced preparation for practice.
Doody’s 4 Star Review

“As a gerontological nurse, I found this publication to be a good resource. The topics cover a wide range of subjects found in caring for older adults. The cases are thought-provoking, and the questions enhance critical thinking skills.”
—Deborah Pool, BSN, RN, (MU Sinclair School of Nursing) for Doody’s Review Service

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Lippincott® CoursePoint/CoursePoint+ for Gerontological Nursing, 10th Edition and Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults, 9th Edition

The leading integrated digital curriculum solution for nursing education, Lippincott® CoursePoint and CoursePoint+ combine the trusted content of Gerontological Nursing, 10th Edition and Nursing for Wellness in Older Adults, 9th Edition to create a personalized learning experience and help you prepare practice-ready students.

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vSim® for Nursing | Gerontology

Deliver the most realistic and up-to-date clinical experience available with expert-authored virtual simulations co-developed by Laerdal Medical and National League for Nursing. vSim for Nursing provides real-world, evidence-based scenarios with built-in point-of-care solutions for reference and remediation to hone students’ clinical judgment, competence, and confidence.

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For additional resources, learn more about our nursing education solutions that are designed to help nursing education institutions and their students prepare for the Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN) and clinical practice.

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