When appropriate, GAPNA will assert its policy and/or position on key conditions or situations affecting gerontological nursing practice. It is our professional responsibility to represent the needs and concerns of our community, our patients, and all those whose lives are affected by them.

Besides the position statements below, we also engage directly and with partner organizations on legislative issues.

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GAPNA members are leaders in long-term care communities affected disproportionately by the COVID-19 pandemic. This position statement outlines some key areas for improvement that affect the provision...

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This Geropsychiatric Nursing (GPN) Position Paper was developed to create and sustain a new vision for the nursing profession that will positively impact and improve the care of older adults with...

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Some nurse practitioner programs view long-term care sites as “specialty practice” and do not allow their students to conduct primary care clinical hours in long-term care facilities. Family nurse...

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The Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) represents the interests of all advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who work with older adults. The GAPNA Health Affairs...

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Because the development of schizophrenia is uncommon in older adults, a diagnosis of new onset schizophrenia in a post-acute and long term care setting should be made by a qualified health...

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In 2004, nursing leaders of the APRN Joint Dialogue Group began discussions with advanced practice nursing organizations, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), and accrediting...

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...the Gerontological Advance Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) is committed to the highest ethical standards as well as all legal requirements for prescription medicines and other treatments to...

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Nurse practitioner education prepares graduates to provide safe, high quality, cost-effective, coordinated, and comprehensive clinical care grounded in evidence-based practice. Strategies of care...

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The Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA, formerly NCGNP) has adopted the following document to provide clarification of issues related to the clinical practice of gerontological...

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