• Join us in Boston for our 4th conference!

    2018 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    March 16-17, 2018, Boston Park Plaza, Boston MA

    Earn up to 11.5 CNE hours

    Register Now

  • Call for Abstracts:

    37th Annual GAPNA Conference
    September 26-29, 2018 in Washington, DC

    Research and Clinical Project Abstracts for Podium and Poster Presentation - due March 15, 2018
    Education Poster Abstracts - due March 15, 2018
    Student Poster Abstracts - due March 15, 2018

    Get More Information

  • Gerontology Resources for APRN Preceptors and Students ToolkitCareer Center

    The Education- and Toolkit Committees of GAPNA launched their 2017 revised “Gerontology Resources for APRN Preceptors and Students,” toolkit.

    The goal of this toolkit is to make geriatric and gerontological content accessible to those caring for older adults. It is designed with advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) students, preceptors, and educators in mind, and it provides a single portal to comprehensive resources.

    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:

    "Dermatology Emergencies"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2016 Annual Conference)


    Get Your Free CNE Now!

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


Become a GAPNA Member!

GAPNA Members are an elite group of APN's who advance the practice of gerontological nursing, and the well-being of the public through advocacy, dissemination of knowledge, and provision of member growth opportunities.

NOW Student Membership is available online! Membership DOES have its benefits!

Join GAPNA Now!