1. A negative attitude towards aging and the aged is called: a) geriatrics b) racism c) ageism d) ethnocentrism 2. Which of the following is not considered a core competency for nurses caring for older adults? a) Analyze the impact of an aging society on the health care system b) Obtain certification in gerontological nursing c) Prevent or reduce common risk factors that contribute to functional decline d) Recognize one’s own attitudes about aging 3. The nurse wishes to obtain basic certification in the specialty of gerontological nursing. Which of the following is true about this credential? a) there is an experience requirement b) one must pass an exam c) one must have a BSN d) a and b only 4. When the nurse reads an article and uses the findings of a study to improve the quality of the patients for whom she cares, she is implementing the role of: a) teacher b) manager c) research consumer d) advocate 5. A lawyer wishes to hire a nurse consultant who has advanced education and certification in gerontology. Based on their listed credentials, which of the following nurses best fits his wishes? a) Sally Smith, RN, BSN, BC b) Mary Malloy, RN, MS, GNP c) Andy Jones, LPN, CRRC d) Greg Reed, RN, MSN

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