GAPNA is proud to announce a new APRN Specialty Certification in Gerontology – the APRN Gerontological Specialist. This is the only specialty certification that recognizes gerontological advanced practice nurses.
This specialty certification will distinguish experienced APRNs who possess expert knowledge, experience, and skill in managing the complex health needs of frail older adults. GAPNA will be conducting pilot testing for this new certification examination at this year’s Annual Conference.
Complete information on certification eligibility and final exam registration will be available once pilot testing is completed. Information on how to register for the pilot test will be available shortly.
Each person who sits for the pilot test will receive feedback regarding his or her exam performance.
There are no fees associated with sitting for the pilot test, and all participants will be entered in a raffle to receive a free GAPNA Conference registration in 2018.
Pending successful pilot testing, the new certification examination is expected to be offered for the first time at the spring 2018 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference in Boston, MA.
Eligibility for Pilot Testing
Nurse practitioners interesting in taking the pilot test must have at least a master’s degree and must also be recognized by their state as an advanced practice nurse (APRN). It is also recommended, but not required for the pilot, that applicants have a minimum of 2,000 hours work experience as an APRN with experience with an older adult population.