Designated a Doody's Core Title! Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2006 by CHOICE "Those who are interested in the care of older individuals will find this book thoughtful, exciting, and useful...Highly recommended." --CHOICE Learn the history of the development of geriatric nursing as a specialty, as well as the current state of geriatric nursing, from the stories of pioneers in this field. Through the history of those who laid the foundations for the profession to the geriatric nurse leaders who continue the specialty today, see first-hand how geriatric nursing began, evolved, and continues to flourish. Covering the scope of the specialty:How to become a geriatric nurse Geriatric nursing organizations and publications Standards of practice Certification and licensure Future directionsThis text provides both inspirational stories of nursing and practical information on how you can find resources, develop ideas, and access research in order to become a successful geriatric nurse.