LPN Post-Basic Gerontology Program

This program is designed to enable licensed practical nurses to acquire the necessary knowledge and practice expertise to care for older persons in all health and health care settings.


The Gerontology Program is delivered via distance and includes five self-learning modules and a clinical component.

Clinical Experience

Upon successful completion of the theoretical component of the program, students will complete a clinical component. Students will be accommodated in their own geographic region as much as possible.

For the clinical component of this course there are two possible options:

  1. Those students with no previous experience or less than one year clinical experience in a gerontological setting will be required to complete a 3-4 week preceptored clinical experience.
  2. Students with more than one year experience in a gerontological clinical setting are required to complete a clinical focused assignment and a short paper on a gerontology topic.

Program Fees

  • Tuition is $1,000.00
  • Tuition includes all costs associated with the program including cost of textbooks, modules, additional readings and clinical component

Program Offering

Program offered based on sufficient registration

Program Completion

The Centre for Nursing Studies offers Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) as a service to students who feel they may have achieved learning through previous knowledge and experience.

Students can complete the program at their own pace but must complete the program within one year.

For More Information

For further information and registration materials, contact:

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Centre for Nursing Studies
Continuing Nursing Studies 
Southcott Hall
100 Forest Rd.
St. John's, NL
A1A 1E5 Telephone: (709) 777-8157
Fax: (709) 777-7324
For more information: e-mail Natasha Fulford
E-mail: barbara.peters@mun.ca