University of Utah Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence
Preparing Leaders in the Field of Geriatric Nursing
The University of Utah Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence is one of nine in the United States funded by a grant from the John A. Hartford Foundation. Generous support from the Ray and Tye Noorda Family Foundation assist the Center in preparing graduate students to become leaders in the field of geriatric nursing. The goal of the University of Utah Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence is to expand the number of highly qualified geriatric nursing faculty.
Individualized learning opportunities will provide rewarding career paths for Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates: faculty at community colleges and universities, nurse practitioners, administrators and leaders.
Students who wish to focus in geriatrics/gerontology will incorporate courses in the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program graduate certificate or other designated aging coursework to graduate as experts in caring for older adults. These programs provide options and potential stipend support for nurses to specialize in geriatrics.