• 36th Annual GAPNA Conference

    October 4-7, 2017 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN

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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.

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  • Call for Abstracts:

    37th Annual GAPNA Conference
    September 26-29, 2018 in Washington, DC

    Clinical Abstracts - due December 5, 2017
    Research and Clinical Project Abstracts - due March 15, 2018
    Education Poster Abstracts - due March 15, 2018

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    2016 GAPNA Conference Poster Presentations

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


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  • The GAPNA Clinical Resource Corner

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    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.

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2016 Poster Presentations

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C=Clinical Posters

Clinical Posters

C1: Secure Messaging to Improve Nurse-Provider Communication in Long-Term Care

Valerie Owens, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Optum Care, Norcross, GA

C3: Advance Practice Nurses’ Role to Improve Care Transitions through Advanced Directive Discussions and Medication Reconciliation
Carole Bartoo, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Vanderbilt Senior Services at Bethany Health and Rehab, Nashville, TN
Linda Beuscher, PhD, GNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


E1: Building a Comprehensive Educational Model for Nurse Practitioner Students in Geriatric Oncology
Sincere McMillan, MS, RN, ANP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

E2: Educating Nurse Practitioner Students: Why Recreate the Wheel?
Natalie R. Baker, DNP, GNP-BC, ANP-BC, Assistant Professor, UAB School of Nursing, Birmingham, AL

E3: Nursing Home Call: A Role-Playing Educational Activity for Nurse Practitioner Students
Jennifer Kim, DNP, GNP-BC, FNAP, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Nashville, TN

E4: Measuring Clinical and Interprofessional Competencies using Objective Structured Clinical Exams in Graduate Education
Sherry Greenberg, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, Program Director, Advanced Certificate in Gerontology, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York, NY

E5: Advancing Clinical Scholarship with a Statistical Toolbox
Marcia P. Murphy, DNP, ANP-BC, FAHA, FPCNA, Program Director, Adult-Gero Primary Care NP and CNS Programs, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

E6: An Evidence-Based Interprofessional Falls Prevention Educational Program: Contribution of Nursing
Kathleen Fletcher, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, FAAN, Riverside Health System, University of Virginia Director, Geriatric Nursing and Assistant Professor of Nursing, Newport News, VA

E7: Preparing Leaders to Improve Healthcare Quality and Safety for Older Adults
Marcia P. Murphy, DNP, ANP-BC, FAHA, FPCNA, Program Director, Adult-Gero Primary Care NP and CNS Programs, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Mary C. Zonsius, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Deptartment of Adult Health and Gerontological Nursing, Rush University, College of Nursing, Chicago, IL
Joanne Miller, PhD, APN/GNP-BC, Associate Professor, Rush University, College of Nursing, Chicago, IL

E8: Preparing the Preceptors of Tomorrow: Engaging and Equipping Nurse Practitioner Students for the Challenge
Laurie Kennedy-Malone, PhD, GNP-BC, FAANP, FGSA, Professor of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

E9: Fostering Connectional Intelligence to Design an Evidenced-Based Tool to Assess Bruising as a Forensic Biomarker of Abuse in Long-Term Care
Barbara E. Hirsch, JD, BSN, BA, Associate Senior Counsel, Johns Hopkins Health System, Washington, DC
Brenda Helen Sheingold, PhD, FNAP, RN, Assistant Professor and Director, Healthcare Quality DNP Program, George Washington University School of Nursing, Washington, DC

R=Research and Clinical Project Posters

P1: Performance Improvement (PI) Project: Reducing International Normalized Ratio (INR) Related After-Hours Calls
Casey V. Fowler, DNP, MSN, NP-C, RN, ARNP, Nurse Practitioner, Optum CarePlus, Seattle, WA

P2: Does a Sarcopenic Obesity Education Program Significantly Improve Nurse Practitioner (NP) Students' Knowledge of Sarcopenic Obesity at a Midwestern University?
Rochella Nze, DNP, MN, MSN, FNP-BC, HouseCalls NP Provider, United Health Group, Elkridge, MD

P3: Increasing Walking Activity of Residents in Long-Term Care
Izabela Kazana, MSN, RN, DNP Student, Rush University College of Nursing, Chicago, IL

P4: Too Few to Count: Perceptions of Heart Health in Utah African Americans
Valerie J. Flattes, APRN, ANP-BC, Assistant Professor, University of Utah College of Nursing, Salt Lake City, UT

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