U.S.’s Aging Population Calls For Experienced Nursing Professionals Now: Robert Morris University U.S.’s Aging Population Calls For Experienced Nursing Professionals Now | Robert Morris University

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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:

  • An unmatched opportunity for advancement, whether your specialty area is emergency care, surgical nursing, or geriatrics.
  • Instructors who have comprehensive, real-world clinical experience working in a hospital or elder care setting.
  • Varied coursework that not only concentrates on natural and behavioral sciences, but also on professional and technical skills to treat elderly patients.
  • In-depth preparation for the R.N. licensing exam.
  • Two options to get a B.S.N. degree, depending upon your educational and work background.

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:

  • Guidance in how to develop the decision-making skills and critical thinking required as a nurse.
  • A state-of-the-art nursing laboratory that uses patient simulators and bedside computers that mimic the overall interaction a nurse experiences every day, regardless of setting.
  • Clinical settings and practices that will immerse students in day-to-day elderly patient care.

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.