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Knowledge and Skills framework November 2014

The Knowledge and Skills framework for registered nurses has reached final draft stage and has been signed off at the Biennial General Meeting.  This is a significant piece of work towards college status for the Gerontology Section.   The next stage of development is to think about how this framework applies to all nurses that sometimes work with older adults. And the additional knowledge and skills needed by advanced gerontology nurses. 

Knowledge and Skills Framework

"Registered Nurse Care Guides" - 3rd edition now available - September 2012

These Care Guides provide a quick reference for 18 common conditions encountered when caring for older people in residential aged care. They are based on the best available evidence and published guidelines. They do not replace sound clinical judgement.

The guides were produced by Waitemata DHB in collaboration with Residential Aged Care clinical and managerial staff. The Gerontology Section is now distributing the guides. The cost is $25, which includes postage and packing.

To request a copy please contact the Secretary at

“Health Care Assistant Care Giver Guides" - Large flip chart guides to care.


Produced by Waitemata DHB in collaboration with Residential Aged Care.  The Gerontology Section is now distributing these guides. The cost is $25, which includes postage and packing.

Email the secretary at

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2016 Conference Presentations

2015 Conference Presentations

2014 Conference Presentations

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HCA Presentations

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Please note: The information  is provided to ensure health professionals are aware of the opportunities available for gerontology education. None of these courses have been reviewed by the National Gerontology Section and their appearing on this website does not mean they are endorsed by the Section.

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Continence Assessment and Management

21 - 23 August 2017
9 - 5pm
Ara Institute of Canterbury Room S455
Course Information

Acute and Long Term Stroke Management

2 - 4 October 2017
9 - 5pm
Ara Institute of Canterbury, Room: N106
Course Information

Assessment in Aged Care - Timaru Campus

31 October - 2 November 2017
9 - 5pm
Ara Timaru Campus
Room: TA317 [Tuesday]
Room: TC220 [Wednesday & Thursday]
Course Information

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