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

    Have you ever considered stepping forward, accepting the challenge and volunteering for a position on the 2019 National Board of Directors? Register online NOW by April 1, 2019!

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  • 2019 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us in Chicago for our 5th conference!

    2019 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    March 28-30, 2019, Chicago Hilton, Chicago, IL

    Earn up to 11.5 CNE hours

    Register Now

  • 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

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

    "Diastolic Heart Failure Management"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2017 Annual Conference)


    For November/December 2018 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

  • Poster PresentationONLINE NOW:

    2018 GAPNA Conference Poster Presentations

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

     

    View the 2018 Poster Presentations from the Annual Conference!

  • 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

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