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Department of Geriatric

Head of department's word:

In the name of Allah our dear students and collages of gerontological nursing department dealing with elderly people need patience and the patience is the reward for the heaven. I advise you and myself to return the favor so that we can be happy in this world and the here after


Gerontological nursing department aims to prepare students for working with the elderly through that studying of all the physiological, psychological and social changes that occur for the elderly and also the study of diseases and problems that may occur for the elderly, so that the student be able to identify the nature of age-related changes and provide health and nursing care for the elderly, also, aims to help students learn about the psychological and social needs of the elderly and also to identify the services provided by the community for the elderly to improve the quality of life of the elderly and their families.


The vision of gerontological nursing department- faculty of Nursing -Assiut University, seeking for health care promotion for the elderly and meet community need.

About Department


  1. Study the theories of aging.
  2. Study the age-related changes that occur with the elderly.
  3. Study of common health problems that may occur in the old age person.
  4. Emphasis the importance of effective communication in working with older adults.                                                                                  
  5. Explore the general methods used to assess the health status of older adults.                                                                                           
  6. Explore the impact of medication administration on older adults.
  7. Describe community services for the elderly.

Department overview:

Gerontological nursing department is found in 2000, the first demonstrator was appointed in the department in 2001. Studies began in the department in the academic year 2001-2002.the first supervisor has been appointed  for the department was professor  doctor Akram Ali Hasham from 12/11/2006 to 8/9/2009 , there after appointed professor  doctor Hoda Diab Fahmy from 9/9/2009 to 8/10/2011, there after appointed professor  doctor Soad Sayed Bayoumy 9/10/2009 to 30/11/2011, there after appointed professor  doctor Safaa Ahmed Mohamed Kotb from 14/12/2013 to 5/7/2014, there after appointed doctor Nermeen Mahmoud Abd Alziz supervisor of departement 2015 then  the head of departement from 2018 until now.