You have been asked to address a group of the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP)
about the roles that the following types of nurses can offer to adults over 50. In one role you are
a Geriatric Nurse Specialist in another role you are a REGISTERED Nurse with a BSN.
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?
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
- They advocate for the elderly and educate the community against the myths
related to old age.
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- They also act as clinical practitioners who entailassessing and identify
- 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
2.Injecting and issuing pre-orders
- Administering drugs(Brinkman&any Widener University, 2013, Pg.85).
Differences between Geriatric nurse specialist and BSN nurses
- 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.
- Geriatric nurse specialistshave management and leadership positions in elderly
day health care centers while BSN nurses are their juniors.
- 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.
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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
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Brinkman, M. A., & Widener University. (2013). A focused ethnography: Experiences of
registered nurses transitioning to the operating room.