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  1. Purvis, Suzanne DNP, RN, GCNS-BC
  2. Zupanc, Tamara MSN, RN, CCRN
  3. VanDenBergh, Shelly MS, RN, GCNS-BC
  4. Martin, Helen MS, RN-BC


A collaborative process that included geriatric assessments and audits was utilized to develop geriatric nursing competencies that were evidence based, relevant to the specific needs of the older adults cared for at a facility, and inclusive of appropriate resources for any staff nurse caring for an older adult anywhere in the hospital. This method of competency development could be utilized in the development of other population-specific nursing competencies.