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Geriatric Trends & Statistics

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The number of people age 65 and older is expected to grow from 39 million in 2008 to 72 million in 2030.

The 78-million member baby boom generation born between 1946 and 1964 begins turning 65 in 2011.

More than three-fourths of adults over age 65 suffer from at least one chronic medical condition that requires ongoing care and management.

With more than 3 million members, the nursing profession is the largest segment of the nation's health care workforce.

Less than 1 percent of registered nurses are certified in geriatrics.

The shortage of registered nurses overall is projected to be as high as 808,000 by 2020 (Auerbach et al., 2007; HRSA, 2002).

In 2005, 31 percent of new RNs received baccalaureate degrees, but only one-third of the baccalaureate programs required a course focused on geriatrics.

About Us The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing

Mission: Shape the quality of healthcare of older adults through nursing excellence.


  • Interdisciplinary approaches
  • Quality care
  • Knowledge
  • Respect for older adults and the people who care for them

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