Gerontology????

  1. Hi, everyone!

    There appeared a new line in the CGFNS application - gerontology. In the previous CGFNS applications this subject was missing. I finished my nursing school in 1995 and we didn't study gerontology at that time. This CGFNS requirement appeared only several months ago. Could anyone please tell me if I could leave this line blank or I will have to take gerontology now and if so how many hours they demand?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    It is still not a requirement even in the US schools............
  4. by   Amogee
    When i applied to CGFNS they already had the gerontology in there i did not do it so it was left blank for me but i was a was approved, so i dont think it is that important....good luck
  5. by   Julia777
    Thank you all very much for the promt answer!!!
  6. by   ikayar
    Gerontology is now required by the Maryland Board of Nursing and they require CGFNS to report on it in their CES reports, so you really only have to take that into consideration if your recipient is the Maryland Board.
  7. by   Julia777
    Thank you for the news, but one of the guys applying to cgfns called them and the angry answer was, " yes, you have to have it in the application". Maybe that cgfns person on the other phone was wrong????
  8. by   ss_ivana
    I did CGFNS VisaScreen application online 15 April 2005 and my online form (automatically generated) does not have subject Gerontology.It has Care of Adult-Medical Nursing, Care of Adult-Surgical Nursing, Maternal/Infant Nursing excl. Gynecology, Nursing care of children, Psychiatric /Mental Health Nursing excluding Neurology, Community/Public Nursing, Other, Physical and Bilogical Sciences, and Social Sciences.

    Which of these are absoultetly required as my University is not surer what to put under Medical Nursing subject.
    Also, we did not have Community/Public Health of Nursing.
    If the Univeristy did not offer a subject, is it better that my Univeristy writes 0 hours on CGFNS Request fro Academic Records or explain in letter that it was not offered by degree plan at that time?THANKS.

    Quote from Julia777
    Thank you for the news, but one of the guys applying to cgfns called them and the angry answer was, " yes, you have to have it in the application". Maybe that cgfns person on the other phone was wrong????

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