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According to aging society in Thailand, this has an impact on the increasing number of elderly patients in the health care system. The demand of professional nurses in gerontological nursing is also increasing. Nursing education is required to prepare readiness and gerontological nursing competence of nursing students, including positive attitude towards aging and elderly care to face with existing health issues of increased older adult population. Attitude towards aging, knowledge and experience are the key factors and should be concern in developing nursing student to the elderly care. Therefore, It is critical that the nursing curriculum must prepare essential knowledge in both theoretical and clinical aspects of gerontology, integrate gerontological content with learning activities to facilitated intergenerational contact between student nurses and elders, provide experience of elderly care in hospital and community, use aging simulation-based learning, and nursing educators act as role model in holistic care and caring for older adults in order to develop knowledge and positive attitude toward elderly care and consequently increase the quality of care improvement and gerontological nursing competence.
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