• 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 21 contact hours (including pre-conference workshops).

    Get more information and register now!

  • 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!

  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

    Find out about it!

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

    "Dementia Management Update"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)


    For September/October 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

Chapter Leadership Update

Welcome New Chapter Presidents

Welcome to the New Chapter Presidents as of July 1: Deanna Wingate (Arizona), Teresa McDonald (Delaware Valley), Donna Theisen (Northern California), Ann Herzmann (Chicagoland), Brette Winston (Georgia), Sarah Kangas (Pennsylvania), Heather Mullen (Virginia), and Lisa Lockwood (Wisconsin).

The chapters will proudly display their new board photos during the GAPNA Annual Conference, September 21-24, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ. Chapter residents will meet on Wednesday, September 21, at 8:00 a.m. during the Leadership Update meeting and also have the opportunity to host a strategic planning session and meet and greet members Friday afternoon.

Thank you to the following past presidents for their chapter leadership: Tom Stoneking (Arizona), Suzanne Ransehousen (Delaware Valley), Beth Rochford (Chicagoland), Deborah Wolff-Baker (Northern California), Melissa Stuparits (Georgia), Kia Mellon (Pennsylvania), Lynn Simpkins (Virginia), and Kristin McMillan (Wisconsin). A shout out to Cynthia Gerstenlauer for representing the Great Lakes Chapter for a second year.

Many chapters held successful Student Night events. Student Night programs are a great way of showcasing the strength of joining a chapter and supporting future advanced practice nurses! Many of these nurses become our future members.

Happy 10th Anniversary to New England, North Carolina, and SE Wisconsin. Members from these chapters will proudly display their 10-year anniversary ribbons on their badges during the Annual Conference. Please take the time to wish them a “Happy Anniversary.”

We can’t wait to visit Southern California’s booth at the Annual Conference and view their trophy for winning the first March Madness Membership contest.

FYI Trivia: Did you know? In area, Arizona is the sixth largest state in the United States behind Alaska, Texas, California, Montana, and New Mexico? All six New England states and Pennsylvania would fit inside Arizona. Also, the Four Corners is the only location in the U.S. where four states (Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah) intersect at one point. A person can be in four states at the same time by placing four limbs in four states!

See you in Arizona!

Michelle Moccia, DNP, ANP-BC, CCRN

Chapter Leadership Chair
michelle.moccia@stjoeshealth.org