According to the Administration on Aging, people who are 65 years of age and older will comprise 19 percent of the U.S. population by 2030, compared to about 12 percent back in 2000. As the country’s population continues to age, there will be overwhelming demand for geriatric medical services and care, as older adults require more frequent and more advanced treatments.
Geriatric Care Will Continue to Grow For Decades
Nurses who specialize in geriatric care can practice in many different areas, including hospitals, senior care centers, rehabilitation buildings, and nursing homes. Some nurses visit patients’ homes to give them medicine or to provide rehabilitative services. Many R.N.s are a part of a medical team that includes doctors, social workers, and physical and occupational therapists. They often practice in hospital departments that often treat the elderly, including cardiology, pulmonary medicine, mental health, and internal and osteopathic medicine.
Robert Morris University offers a four-year Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree program that offers:
Real-world Experience for Students
RMU believes that every nursing student should be prepared for the challenges and opportunities they’ll encounter in the nursing profession. We offer:
Nursing’s outlook and expectations—both as a career and as a specialty—is positive and will continue to grow along with the United States' elderly population. A B.S.N. degree from Robert Morris University also serves as a springboard to graduate nursing degrees and patient management positions at hospitals and health insurers. Contact us today to learn more.