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The primary mission of the Barbara and Richard Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence (CCGE) at the University of Iowa College of Nursing is the advancement of innovative research based services and products that focus on enhancing healthy aging. The Evidence-Based Practice Guideline program is based on the belief that nurses who are prepared for using the best evidence-based gerontological practices make a critical difference in the quality of life of older persons. To this end, the CCGE at the University of Iowa develops and maintains EBP Guidelines as a means to promote “best practices” among nurses and others who provide day-to-day care to older adults.


The Barbara and Richard Csomay Center for Gerontological Excellence seeks to train nurse scientists and clinicians to ensure that "best geriatric practices" are produced and used by:

  • Educational programs that prepare geriatric nurse clinicians
  • Practicing clinicians and clinical agencies
  • Policy-makers who control resources and influence the environments where older persons live
  • The lay public to enhance self-care and care-giving skills