• 37th Annual GAPNA Conference

    September 26-29, 2018 at the Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC.

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

    Earn up to 21.25 CNE contact hours.

    Click here for more information and register now!

  • AwardCall for Excellence Award Nominations

    The awards are: the- 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. Just added - a brand new award: Emerging Chapter 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 EXTENDED to June 18, 2018.

    Get started... nominate today!

  • Gerontology Resources for APRNs in Acute and Emergent Care Settings ToolkitCareer Center

     
    NEW! The goal of the Gerontology Resources for APRNs in Acute and Emergent Care Settings (“Acute Care Resource Guide”) is to make geriatric and gerontological content easily accessible to those caring for older adults in higher acuity care settings.

    Learn more about the toolkit

  • Poster PresentationONLINE NOW:

    2017 GAPNA Conference Poster Presentations

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

     

    View the 2017 Poster Presentations

  • The GAPNA Clinical Resource Corner

    Designed Especially
    for the Gerontological Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

    With over 106+ categories, the short features/articles contain valuable information tailored especially for Gerontological APRN's that will help them with patients, as well as increase their knowledge of this field of nursing. All of the articles directly affect, involve, and impact the elderly.

    Go to the GAPNA Clinical Resource Corner

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

    "Delirium: Assessment and Interventions that Work"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2017 Annual Conference)


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Policy and Position Statements

The public policy positions and statements below are the primary vehicles through which the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) policy views are articulated.

GAPNA APRN Consensus Statement on Proficiencies for the APRN Gerontological Specialist
In 2015, the GAPNA APRN Consensus Statement on Proficiencies for the APRN Gerontological Specialist was published. The following articles contain clinical cases which highlight GAPNA’s 12 Proficiency Statements that we believe, as an organization, represents the specialty of advanced practice gerontological nursing.

For more information, please contact: Valerie K. Sabol, PhD, ACNP-BC, GNP-BC, ANEF, FAANP, valerie.sabol@duke.edu; Deborah Dunn, EdD, MSN, GNP-BC, ACNS-BC  ddunn@madonna.edu.

View the articles. NOTE: The articles may be viewed by GAPNA members only, and require member to be logged in.


Additional Policy and Position Statements


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