Gerontological Education Toolkit
Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors
The ACES Grant
ACES, Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors, is a grant-funded initiative to foster gerontological nursing education for pre-licensure nursing programs. The ACES website is your go-to place for gerontological resources for faculty and students, classroom-ready teaching tools and strategies and information about upcoming faculty development events related to integration of care of older adults into your curriculum.
The three-year ACES grant, funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation, is a collaborative effort between the National League for Nursing and Community College of Philadelphia (CCP). Laerdal Medical Corporation is providing support to develop simulations and unfolding case studies related to care of older adults. ACES also received funding from the Independence Foundation of Philadelphia, CCP's local funding partner. Click here to learn more about these organizations.
The grant has four objectives:
- Develop a set of minimum standards of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to care for older adults for pre-licensure nursing students.
- Disseminate and publicize minimum standards and existing resources.
- Provide NLN-based faculty development workshops about use of the minimum standards and other products and tools developed with Hartford Foundation funding.
- Enhance student expertise in geriatric care by incorporating appropriate content into clinical nursing education through the innovative use of simulations and unfolding case studies.
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