• 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

    Podium Abstracts - due December 5, 2017
    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 (NEW)

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  • Gerontology Resources for APRN Preceptors and Students ToolkitCareer Center

    The Education- and Toolkit Committees of GAPNA launched their 2017 newly 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

  • The GAPNA Clinical Resource Corner

    Designed Especially
    for the Gerontological Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

    With over 105+ 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"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2016 Annual Conference)


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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

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!