Geriatric Nursing is a branch of nursing in the framework of holistic care and health promotion policies for the elderly. The graduates provide specialist services to the elderly, including health promotion practices, rehabilitation services and social welfare assistance.
The graduates are expert enough to provide effective care, from prevention to rehabilitation, for the elderly, their families and the society, at large. They are able to diagnose the biological, psychological, social as well as cultural needs of the elderly and perform appropriate interventions, like specific rehabilitation services, to promote the quality of their health, by developing principles of good human relationships.
The program intends to provide efficient nursing care to the elderly by graduates with necessary knowledge, attitude, and capabilities in this field. Accordingly, old people and their families can attain their highest potentials in function and competency. They can have, maintain and promote their quality of life as far as possible. In addition, due measures are adopted to fulfill their special needs and their coping behaviors with life changes (due to age process and possible disabilities) are supported. In terms of social functioning, they are helped to preserve their essential daily activities by helping them to have an active social presence.
Specific Competencies and Skills
At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following Skills:
- Health-related skills
- Procedural skills
- Nurturing skills
- Referral and follow-up skills
- Assessment and diagnostic skills
General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.
Specific Requiremetns: Holding a Bachelor’s degree in nursing (B.Sc.) received in Iran or abroad
The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.
Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.
However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.
Education Fees and Yearly Expenses
For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.
Duration: 2.5 years
Courses and number of credits:
Basic Courses: 7 credits
Total: 36 credits
For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Geriatric Nursing
In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Geriatric Nursing Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:
Contact Person: Dr. Khatera Silani
Tel.: ( 98 21) 61054120 - 61054119
Email : email@example.com
Address: School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tohid Square, Nosrat Street, Tehran 14197-33171, Iran
To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:
Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169
Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran
In case you are ready to apply, please refer to TUMS Online Application Form below.
Alternatively, you can visit the following pages if you require more information about the university:
- Undergraduate Admission Requirements
- Graduate Admission Requirements
- Scholarships and Financial Aids
- Education Fees and Yearly Expenses
- Student Housing
- Degree Programs
- Non-Degree Programs