• 2019 Senior Report Senior Report: Older Americans have more options for home care, but still struggling.

    The United Health Foundation has released results of a sweeping new study benchmarking the health of older adults. The America's Health Rankings® Senior Report was created in partnership with GAPNA to improve the health of America's seniors.

    The data will help advanced practice nurses and other providers deliver quality care.

    Find out about it!

  • 38th Annual GAPNA Conference

    October 3-5, 2019 at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

    Focused education; lasting connections, networking, free access to the GAPNA Online Library.

    Earn up to 22 contact hours (including pre-conference workshops).

    Get more information and register now!

  • 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!

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

    "Contemporary Heart Failure Management"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

    For May/June 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

  • 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 right now: May 6 - 31, 2019!

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


Research Committee Advances Clinical and Research Projects

by GAPNA Research Committee

The Research Committee was heavily involved again this year with multiple events at the GAPNA Annual Conference in San Antonio.

In addition to enjoying the Riverwalk, industry-sponsored events, and the Hoe Down (Yee Haa!), we also provided a pre-conference workshop for participants interested in advanced design for both clinical projects and research, including methods to answer a project/research question from the overall design to the details of tools, data, data organization, analysis, and benchmarking.

In addition we provided an overview of strategies for avoiding ethical issues and obtaining institutional review board approval. Participants met with committee experts to discuss how to practice what they learned and left the event with ideas on how to develop research projects. We are excited to think some might even apply next year as poster or podium presenters! Check for application deadline dates.

Committee members were available during each break to answer questions from anyone struggling with clinical project or research issues. The opportunity to receive one-on-one help from nationally known experts was a valuable educational opportunity!

Finally, committee members were involved in selecting the best clinical project/research poster and podium presentation. This was a real honor for those selected as they “survived” a rigorous initial review of their abstracts and received both recognition and a monetary award. View 2015 poster presentaions.

The Research Committee is committed to enhancing clinical projects and research to improve the lives of older adults.

We welcome new members. With multiple opportunities to serve both before and during the conference, we look forward to another stimulating year with Dr. Ann Kriebel-Gasparro as committee chair and Dr. Valerie Flattes as chair elect.

Come join us at the next annual conference!