• 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.

    Earn up to 18 CNE hours.

     

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  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

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  • ConventionCALL FOR: Podium and Poster Abstracts

    For the 38th GAPNA Annual Conference
    at the Hyatt Regency
    New Orleans, LA, September 24-26, 2020

    GAPNA members are invited to submit an abstract about their innovative work, that should enrich the APRN's knowledge and/or enhance the care of an older adult.

    Find out more info and deadline dates

  • Poster PresentationONLINE NOW:

    2019 GAPNA Conference Poster Presentations

    Note the latest trends in the care, education, and research of the older adult population.

     

    View the 2019 Poster Presentations from the Annual Conference!

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)
2019 Research
Anna Boone, PhD, ANP-BC
“Application of a Researcher-Derived Frailty Index with Existing EHR Data in Older Adults with Clostridium Difficile Infection"
Clinical
Lori Weckesser, BSN, RN
“The Effects of an Emotional Support Dog on Agitation, Depression, and Quality of Life in Residents of a Nursing Home Living with Dementia.”
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)
 
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.

Dr. Virginia Lee Cora Research/Project Grant

GAPNAF Virginia Lee Cora Research/ Project Grant - $2,000 Award: Focus must be on APRNs, older adults, and their families (can be non-traditional families).

YEAR RECIPIENT
2019 Lori Martin- Plank, PhD, FNP, AGACNP, PMHNP
“Fotonovela Intervention for Mexican-Americans Aging in Place: Pilot Study”

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
2019 Mariya Kovaleva, RN, PhD
“Tele-Savvy During Hospital to Home Transition”
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
2019 Jessica Noggle Taylor, PhD
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
2019 Susan Mullaney, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, GS-C
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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Barbara Resnick
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GAPNAF Events
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Other GAPNAF Contacts
The GAPNA Foundation
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Phone 866-355-1392
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