- With the geographical literatures and issues outlined in the first paper very much in mind, this paper focuses specifically on the places in the concepts and locales of gerontological nursing practice. Particular attention is paid to the role of nurses in the making of long-term care institutions and to some fundamental priorities of care. Consideration is also given to some broader impacts of neighbourhood and community as an important spatial context to nursing practice based both in institutions and the community. In the final section, the paper makes some observations on how place-sensitive practice and research might contribute to the uptake of evidence for practice. These discussions set the scene for the final paper in this special section focused on the future research agenda for place and older people nursing.