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Gerontological Nursing Exam Review Live Webinar - UCLA Health (February 3-4, 2021)

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Course Description

This two-day review course is designed to help prepare the registered nurse to take the Gerontological Nursing Exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The following core areas will be covered: aging principles and the-ories, normal aging changes, dementia, depression, delirium, cardiopulmonary problems, health promotion, neurological diseases, pharmacologic issues, hematologic and immunologic problems, GI/GU issues, environments of care and end-of-life issues. Practice questions will also be utilized. Even if you are not preparing to take the exam, this course will give you an excellent and consolidated review of geriatric topics.


Program Learning Outcomes
This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the Gerontological Nursing Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.


Topics Covered

Day 1: Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Introduction and Test Format
Aging Principles and Theories
Assessment and Normal Aging Changes
The 3 D's
Cardiovascular Problems
Health  Promotion


Original Program Date : 02/03/2021

Day 2: Thursday, February 4, 2021

Neurological Problems
Hematologic and Immunologic Problems
End-of-Life Care
GI and GU Problems
Pharmacologic Issues
Special Issues
Metabolic and Musculoskeletal Problems
Environments of Care


Original Program Date : 02/04/2021


Contact Hours


ANCC Approved

ANCC Accredited Provider


Day 1: Contact Hours: 6.50
Day 2: Contact Hours: 6.50


MED-ED, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


MED-ED, Inc. is an approved provider by the following State Boards of Nursing: Florida/FBN 50-1286 and California #CEP10453.







Debbie Gunter's Profile

Debbie A. Gunter



Debbie holds multiple certifications, including family nurse practitioner, hospice and palliative care nurse practitioner and medical-surgical nursing. She has over 30 years of nursing experience in many different areas of practice. She received her BSN from Florida State University, her master’s degree in adult health-critical care from Emory University and her family nurse practitioner certification from the University of Missouri. She is on the faculty at Emory University in the School of Medicine and School of Nursing. Debbie is also president of her own nursing consulting firm, developing and presenting multiple nursing seminars throughout the country.

In her current role of nurse practitioner with the Emory Healthcare System in Atlanta, GA, Debbie is part of the team that is responsible for providing palliative care expertise to hospitalized patients within a major academic institution. Some of the responsibilities include: pain and symptom management, goals of care discussions, withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments, advance care planning and staff education. Prior to this position, Debbie had developed and managed a 25-bed in-patient hospice unit. Debbie had also previously served as a nurse practitioner in the long-term care setting for nine years, which involved the medical management and responsibility of multiple geriatric patients in two different nursing homes in the Atlanta area.

Debbie has been recognized for her outstanding achievements in nursing by Who’s Who in American Nursing for multiple years, as well as being named “Healthcare Professional of the Year” for Strathmore International Who’s Who. She was honored with the Nurse Practitioner State Award for Clinical Excellence from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2011. Recent honors and achievements include being named a March of Dimes “Nurse of the Year” for Georgia in 2013 and a finalist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution nursing excellence award in 2014. Debbie is a national and international speaker and presented at the Imperial College of London for the International Nurse Practitioner Conference in 2011.

Debbie is well-known for her dynamic and innovative teaching style and her ability to present challenging concepts in a form that is interesting and easy to understand. She has presented over 700 nursing seminars across the country in the critical care, medical-surgical, geriatric and palliative care nursing fields.



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UCLA Health

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received by email, in writing or by phone up to 14 days prior to the seminar will receive a full refund. A 10% processing fee will be charged for refunds requested less than 14 days prior to the seminar. If applicable, the cancellation fee may be waived for tuition transferred to another seminar or if applied to Self-Study products. In the rare event that MED-ED must cancel, MED-ED’s liability is limited to tuition.



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