• 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, 2019.

    Get started... nominate today!

  • Poster Presentation

       

    This 22-module curriculum provides a basic knowledge base for Nurse Practitioners who looking to advance their expertise in caring for patients with dementia.
     

    FREE to GAPNA members until September 1, 2019

  • GAPNA Exchange

       

    GAPNA Exchange is a private, secure community for members to share ideas, ask questions, lend expertise, and network with peers.

    It features both an Open Forum discussion area along with smaller, segmented communities.

    Interact with GAPNA members wherever and whenever!

    Go to GAPNA Exchange

  • GAPNA Foundation Awards and Grants

       

    GAPNA Foundation has $11,000 to give away in grants!

    The primary goal of the GAPNA Foundation is to provide financial support for research and educational opportunities.

    Find out if you qualify and submit your application by May 15, 2019!

    Visit GAPNA Foundation Awards and Grants

  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer a series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Alzheimer’s Disease Today and Tomorrow: Optimal Treatment and Collaborative Care," is the first program offered.

    What are the state-of-the-art strategies for managing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease? How can the multidisciplinary team work together to ensure timely intervention and optimal outcomes?

    Find out about it!

  • Meet the Candidates for the 2019-2020 BOD!
    The time to vote is coming soon!

    Please take a moment to read about this year’s candidates and why they feel they should be chosen for the position noted.

    MEET THE CANDIDATES IN ADVANCE OF YOUR VOTE   >

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