• 2019 Senior Report Senior Report: Older Americans have more options for home care, but still struggling.

    The United Health Foundation has released results of a sweeping new study benchmarking the health of older adults. The America's Health Rankings® Senior Report was created in partnership with GAPNA to improve the health of America's seniors.

    The data will help advanced practice nurses and other providers deliver quality care.

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  • 38th Annual GAPNA Conference

    October 3-5, 2019 at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

    Focused education; lasting connections, networking, free access to the GAPNA Online Library.

    Earn up to 22 contact hours (including pre-conference workshops).

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  • AwardCall for Excellence Award Nominations

    The awards are: Emerging Chapter Award, Established Chapter Excellence Award, Special Interest Group Excellence Award, Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, Excellence in Community Service Award, Excellence in Education Award, Excellence in Leadership Award, and Excellence in Research Award.

    The nominations are tallied in July and the winners are announced every year during the Awards Celebration at the GAPNA Annual Conference.

    Now is the time to nominate a colleague or yourself - DEADLINE is June 1, 2019.

    Get started... nominate today!

  • FREE continuing education credit is available for the following session:

    "Contemporary Heart Failure Management"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)


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  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer a series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Alzheimer’s Disease Today and Tomorrow: Optimal Treatment and Collaborative Care," is the first program offered.

    What are the state-of-the-art strategies for managing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease? How can the multidisciplinary team work together to ensure timely intervention and optimal outcomes?

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  • Meet the Candidates for the 2019-2020 BOD!
    The time to vote is right now: May 6 - 31, 2019!

    Please take a moment to read about this year’s candidates and why they feel they should be chosen for the position noted.

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Foundation Awards Recipients

The primary goal of the GAPNA Foundation (GAPNAF) is to provide financial support for research and educational opportunities.

Listed in the tabs below, are the GAPNA Foundation Awards, Scholarships, and Grants recipients.

Research/Clinical Project Scholarship Award

The Foundation supports the Research Committee by providing four cash awards for the best research study and the best clinical project to be presented as an oral paper or poster presented at the annual conference of GAPNA.

YEAR RECIPIENT(S)
2018 Linda Beuscher, PhD, RN, GNP, FNAP
Stephanie De Santiago, MS, BSN, RN, CNRN
"Impact of Nurse Navigation on Parkinson's Disease Community Wellness"
Malissa Mulkey, MSN, APRN, CCNS, CCRN, CNRN
"Methods of Identifying Neurological Delirium (MIND)"
  Stephanie De Santiago, MS, BSN, RN, CNRN
"Impact of Nurse Navigation on Parkinson's Disease Community Wellness"
Malissa Mulkey, MSN, APRN, CCNS, CCRN, CNRN
"Methods of Identifying Neurological Delirium (MIND)"
2017 Katherine Puleo, BSN, CMSRN:
"Fall Risk Reduction among Urban, Community Dwelling Older Adults"
Bada Kang, MS, ANP:
"The Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms among Older Veterans with Dementia; A Mixed Methods Study"
2016 Kimberly Blanchard, MSN, RN:
"Implementation Of A Culturally Sensitive Diabetes Self-Management Program For Older Adults"
Scott Choi, MA, BSN:
"Rejection Of  Care, Agitation, And Aggression In Persons With Dementia"
2015 Valerie Gruss, PhD, APN, CNP-BC
Christine Robbins, FNP-C
Research poster:  Dr. Dorothy Wholihan
Education poster: Dr. Ju Young Shin
Clinical Project Awards --  Dr. Valerie Sabol
2014 Melodee Harris, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC
"PBAR-ICT Tool for Critical Geropsychiatric Situations"
Brenda Windemuth, DNP, CRNP
"Influence of Treatment for Sleep Apnea of Elderly Patients"
2013 Research: Lisa M. Mailliard, APN, GCNS-C
“Use of a decision model to improve care planning in multimorbid older adult patients”
Research: Ju Young Shin, PhD
“Medication-Taking Behavior in People with Parkinson’s Disease"
2012  Research: Sherry Greenberg, PhD
"Fear of Falling Among High-Risk, Urban, Community Dwelling Older Adults"
Research: Jennifer Klinedinst, PhD
"Genetic Influences of Older Adults’ Behavior to Reduce Depressive Symptoms"
2011  Research: Becky M. Bryant, MSN, FNP-BC
"Heart Failure Self-Management in a House Call Program"
Clinical Project Grant: Kathryn Daniel, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC
"Successful Nurse Practitioner Transitional Care in Reducing Elderly CHF Patient Hospital Readmissions"
2010  Ruth Palan Lopez, PhD, GNP-BC
"The Influence of Nursing Home Culture on the Use of Burdensome Interventions"
2009 Margaret I Wallhagen PhD, GNP-BC, AGSF, FAAN
"Nurse Knowledge of Hearing Loss, Hearing Aides and Hearing Health"
2008 Marie Boltz PhD, RN, GNP-BC
"Physical Function as a Nurse-sensitive Outcome in Hopsitalized Older Adults"
2007 Jenice Guzman MSN, RN
"Predictors and Outcomes of Early Adherence to the Use of an Asynchronous Text-Messaging Telehealth Device"

Read more about and/or apply for this award.

GAPNA Center for Clinician Advancement: (United Health Group) Grant

The Foundation supports the Research Committee by providing four cash awards for the best research study and the best clinical project to be presented as an oral paper or poster presented at the annual conference of GAPNA.

YEAR RECIPIENT
2018 Joan Carpenter, PhD, CRNP, NP-C, GNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN
"Development and Initial Testing of a Primary Palliative Care Virtual Training Program for Geriatric Nurse Practitioners"
2017 Courtney Holmes DNP, APRN
“Quality Improvement of Geriatric Nursing Chronic Care Management Program”
2016 Soon Young Ha, PhDc, MSN
United Health Group Grant
2015 Karen Wickersham, PhD, RN
“Targeted Therapy Use in Adults with Cancer less than 85 years of Age”
2015 Karen Wickersham, PhD, RN
“Targeted Therapy Use in Adults with Cancer less than 85 years of Age”
2014  Valerie Sabol, PhD, ACNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP
"Impact of Age on Outcomes Associated with Early Mobilization in MICU"

Read more about and/or apply for this award.

AMDA Foundation Futures Program Educational Grant

This award has been discontinued.

The AMDA Foundation provides residents, fellows and APNs who are interested in long term care practice with the opportunity to participate in the AMDA Foundation Futures Program.

YEAR RECIPIENT
2018 Lori Steiger, AGNP-BC
2017 Lisa Marie McCusker, MSN, FNP-C
2016 Jamyl N. Walker MSN, APRN, AGNP-C
2015 Michele Pirc, MSN, GNP, ANP
2014 Kanah May Lewallen, MSN, ANP-BC
2013 Joanna Brightwater, RN
Victoria Nalls, GNP-BC, CWS
2012 Rosa Lamerson
2011 Marva Edwards Marshall, DNP, ARNP, ANP-BC

Read more about and/or apply for this award.

Dave Butler Spirit of GAPNA Award

Dave Butler, Vice President for Johnson & Johnson USA, was an advocate and supporter of the goals and mission of GAPNA. It is only fitting that the Dave Butler Scholarship be awarded to a member who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the organization.

YEAR RECIPIENT
2018 Evelyn Duffy,DNP, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP
2017 Kathleen Fletcher, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, FAAN
2016 Dr Virginia Lee Cora, DSN, APRN-R, FAANP
2015 Trudy Keltz, GNP-BC
2014 Joanne Miller, PhD, APRN/GNP-BC
2013 Charlotte Kelley, MSN, GNP, ARNP
2012 Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP
2011 Howard Bradley, MCP of SimpleC, LLC
2010 Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP
2009 Alice Early MSN, ANP-BC
2008 Marge Dean RN, CS, GNP, MSN
2007 Lisa Byrd PhD, RN, CFNP

Read more about and/or apply for this award.

Gilliam Foundation Grant for Minority Studies in Gerontology

The Foundation supports the Research Committee by providing four cash awards for the best research study and the best clinical project to be presented as an oral paper or poster presented at the annual conference of GAPNA.

YEAR RECIPIENT
2016 Pamela Cacchione PhD, CRNP, BC, FGSA, FAAN and Rev. Le Roi Gill, D, Min, M.Div, JD

Read more about and/or apply for this award.

GAPNAF Contact Information

Donations to GAPNAF
The GAPNA Foundation
GAPNAF Awards
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Phone 866-355-1392
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