• 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.

    Earn up to 18 CNE hours.


    Find out more about it and REGISTER today!

  • 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.

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  • 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:

    "Meaningful Conversations throughout the Course of Illness"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

    For November/December 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

Great Lakes Student Update

New Position Creates Unique Opportunity  

by Mary Beth Kuebrich

Over the past year, it was my privilege to serve as the first Student Director at Large for the GAPNA Great Lakes Chapter (GLC).

I first became involved with GLC as a student member after attending their NP student mentorship night during the first year of my graduate program. I was inspired by this group’s dedication to the profession and to fostering the success of the next generation of nurse practitioners.

I felt so welcomed by this group of seasoned nurse practitioners that during my final year of school I decided to apply for the Student Director at Large position.

In this unique role, I was invited to participate in Board of Directors meetings via teleconference as well as in person. The board members were accommodating of my scheduling needs as a student and facilitated my participation from a distance when needed. I was also invited to join a committee of my choice. I chose the Education Committee, which focused on planning the Student NP Mentorship Night and the Annual GLC Conference.

Serving in this position is a fantastic networking opportunity for an NP student as it provides the chance to meet many nurse practitioners working in the local area.

The GLC Board and Chapter members embody what being a professional nurse practitioner means: going above and beyond their practice commitments, advocating for the profession, and instilling leadership qualities in the next generation of nurse practitioners.

I am grateful to have the opportunity to serve in this year-long role and learn from such a wonderful and experienced group of advanced practice nurses.

Mary Beth Kuebrich, MS, AGPCNP-BC

Student Director at Large