An Aging Population: What does it mean for Gerontology?
In 2011, the baby boom generation began to turn 65. In fact, the Pew Research center tells us that every day for the next 19 years approximately 10,000 people per day will turn 65 (Cohn, 2010). This kind of population “growth” is unprecedented, and unfortunately, as a society we aren’t really as ready as we should be for it. However, where there is a weakness we can find a strength and where there is a threat, there is an opportunity! What our society needs right now are capable, compassionate gerontologists. People who find their passion and God given talents in helping those who have traveled life before them. Our society is in need for individuals to research, advocate, plan for and most importantly care for the folks who are aging within it.
My Journey to a Master in Healthcare Administration
I waited six years after receiving my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to go back to school to get my Master degree. Partly because I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to get it in, partly because I needed to asses my student loan debt situation after obtaining my Associate in Arts followed by my BSN. But mostly because my poor brain just really and truly needed a break.