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Nursing Roles to the Aged

Explain the difference in the two roles above and the potential impact of each of
those roles could have on the health of seniors. Be sure to explain the NURSINGrole
so that your lay audience can understand. You will want to cover the roles
separately and what differences in the types of services each could offer.
Knowing the AARP is one of the most influential lobbying groups in the US, are
there specific legislative agendas that you would like them to support in expanding
the role of nurses?

Nursing Roles to the Aged

Currently, it has been evident that the population of the elderly is growing faster
as it has never been. It is now the responsibility of nurses and you the American
Association for the retired persons (AARP) to assure these old people live long.In the
care of this care of the aged you will encounter two categories of nurses.You should be
able to differentiate between the two categoriesof nurses. Geriatric nurse specialists are
nurses who have advanced knowledge elderly care. This group of nurses possess an extra
education on the care of elderly people.

Roles of geriatric nurse specialist

  1. They advocate for the elderly and educate the community against the myths
    related to old age.
  2. They also act as clinical practitioners who entailassessing and identify
  3. These nurses do research pertaining the aged people.(Brinkman&any Widener
    University, 2013, Pg.85).
    Those having a bachelor of science in nursing offer their services to the elderly just like
    to any other individual of age.
    Roles of BSN nurses
    They offer services such as
  4. Diagnosis
    2.Injecting and issuing pre-orders
  5. Administering drugs(Brinkman&any Widener University, 2013, Pg.85).

Differences between Geriatric nurse specialist and BSN nurses

  1. Geriatric nurse specialists have carried out further studies specializing in care for
    old age people while BSN nurses only have a degree in nursing which Geriatric
    nurses also have.
  2. Geriatric nurse specialistshave management and leadership positions in elderly
    day health care centers while BSN nurses are their juniors.
  3. They do researches on old age diseaseswhile the BSNnurses do not.

Nurses have a great impact on the society. Their existence have increased the lifespan of
the elderly people.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) should chip in to provide funds that
will help in expanding services of these nurses. They should also inform the societyabout
the import roles nurses play to the elderly. By doing this they will be giving credit to the



Brinkman, M. A., & Widener University. (2013). A focused ethnography: Experiences of
registered nurses transitioning to the operating room.

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