Gerontological Nursing Competencies

The Gerontological Nursing Competencies(GNCs) is an evidence based mentorship programme. The programme is available online combined with workshop (virtual) activities.

At the end of the programme, individual practitioners aged care organisations are able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required to work effectively with older people and their families.

The outcome from completing the GNCs programme is a portfolio of evidence about your essential or enhanced level of specialist practice. The GNCs programme provides a career pathway for new graduates, early career and experienced Registered and Enrolled Nurses. The evidence in your portfolio will be a combination of work based and professional development activities.

Past and new courses completed by participants will count towards the evidence requirements for the GNCs. When your portfolio is completed, you will also qualify with 6 Credit Points towards a UOW Graduate Certificate, including ‘Leadership in Gerontology and Rehabilitation’ or ‘Person Centred Dementia Care’.

Email your queries:​

Aged Care Transition to Practice Programme

UOW’s Aged and Dementia Health Education and Research programme

  • Have you graduated in the last 2 years as a registered nurse and are working in the aged care sector?
  • Would you like to build upon your clinical skills specifically in aged care sector?
  • Would you like to mentor and build a career pathway?
  • Are you interested in a programme fully funded by the Department of Health?

If so click on the link below for more info and to register your interest:

Relevant Resources

The GNCs Core Competencies

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Gerontological Nursing Competencies Video

Research Summary of Developing GNCs

Here you can find the Research Summary of Developing GNCs