• CoronaCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

    In an effort to support our members with the most updated information on COVID-19 we developed this resource page to easily access current CDC information and other resources to assist you professionally and personally.

    We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available and welcome your input as we navigate through this situation. As health care professionals it is our job to educate our patients and families on prevention and the what to do if someone is symptomatic.

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  • 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsGAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    Rescheduled, so you won't miss a thing! Find out what to do next!

    April 20-24, 2021, Honolulu, Hawaii

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  • W A N T E D   G A P N A   L E A D E R S!
    Call for Nominations! (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

    Have you ever considered stepping forward, accepting the challenge and volunteering for a position on the 2020-21 National Board of Directors? Register online NOW by March 31, 2020!

    Step Up - NOW is the Time! Register Here>

  • 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, 2020.

    Get started... nominate today!

Strategic Plan

Mission: We promote excellence in advanced practice nursing for the well-being of older adults.

Vision: GAPNA - trusted leaders for the expert care of older adults.

Guiding Principles:

Older adults benefit when we:

  • Collaborate with them, their families, our professional colleagues, and other decision makers to influence their well-being.
  • Foster a community of expert providers.
  • Create, apply and communicate knowledge specific to gerontological care.
  • Facilitate holistic continuity of care.
  • Consistently perform to the fullest scope of our education.
  • Take responsibility for both our personal health and our professional growth.
  • Embrace diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement.

Strategic Goals and Priorities:

1. To delight our members by supporting their personal and professional growth

  • continuing education
  • deeper member engagement
  • present dynamic, relevant conferences, Comm/SIGs, online and other educational experiences
  • provide networking opportunities for kindred spirits
  • offer quality, easily-accessible, evidence-based, relevant resources

2. To increase the influence of APRNs caring for older adults

  • conduct, support, research, and disseminate best practices for the care of older adults
  • collaborate with others to influence decisions that affect the quality of care of older adults
  • advocate for all APRNs to perform at the full scope of their practice
  • increase membership and member retention

3. To model organizational vibrancy

  • the GAPNA Website: assure an attractive, user friendly, relevant, information-rich, ever-changing web portal/online presence
  • grow membership and alliances that support our vision and mission and are financially sustainable
  • model policy-driven governance and collaborative management
  • identify and develop future leaders

Strategic Initiatives

  • Continuing education
  • Member engagement
  • Strategic collaboration that advances full practice authority
  • Improved online presence
  • Increase diversity/inclusiveness