• 2019 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 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.


    Find out more about it and REGISTER today!

  • 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, 2018.

    Get started... nominate today!

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

    "Keynote Address - Health Policy: APRNs Working to the Full Extent of the Law"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

    For March/April 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

  • Poster Presentation


    This 22-module curriculum provides a basic knowledge base for Nurse Practitioners who looking to advance their expertise in caring for patients with dementia.

    FREE to GAPNA members until September 1, 2019

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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!