ACE.S (Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors) is a grant-funded initiative to foster gerontological nursing education for pre-licensure nursing programs. The ACE.S website is the go-to place for gerontological resources for faculty and students, classroom-ready teaching tools and strategies, and information about upcoming faculty development events related to integration of care of older adults into nursing program curricula.
The three-year ACE.S grant, funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation, was a collaborative effort between the National League for Nursing and Community College of Philadelphia (CCP). Additionally, Laerdal Medical Corporation provided support to develop simulations and unfolding case studies related to the care of older adults. ACE.S also received funding from the Independence Foundation of Philadelphia, CCP's local funding partner. The Hearst Foundations have provided funding to disseminate ACE.S across the academic spectrum through workshops that reached 49 states between 2011 and 2014. Most recently, the Retirement Research Foundation is providing support to bring ACE.S to Practical Nursing programs across the country in 2016 and 2017 with an additional component of coaching communication skills. Click here to learn more about these organizations.