• 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.


GAPNA 2015 Foundation Grants and Awards

by Valerie Sabol

Each year the GAPNA Foundation organizes fundraising events.

This year the Foundation provided $12,600 in funding for research, clinical projects, and education!

Visit GAPNA Foundation Awards/Grants, for more information and an application. Please consider nominating individuals or groups for awards whom you consider most deserving of recognition! View all Foundation Awards Recipients.

Congratulations are extended to the 2015 Grant/Award recipients:

Advancement for Nursing Science Foundation Grant

This award is a strategic partnership between the GAPNA Foundation and the Center for Nursing Advancement (UnitedHealth Group), each contributing $2,500 to provide $5,000 to a GAPNA member who focuses on advancing the science of nursing. The award is being presented for the first time this year.

Grant Recipient: Karen Wickersham, PhD, RN, University of Maryland, Baltimore –“Targeted Therapy Use in Adults with Cancer, Under 85 Years of Age”

Research/Clinical Project Grant

The Research/Clinical Project Grant helps fund a proposed research or clinical project. Priority is given to proposals that generate new evidence to examine and/or provide support for decision making in clinical practice, or proposals that are outcomes based and designed to measure and improve health outcomes for older adults.

Grant Recipients: Valerie Gruss, PhD, APN, CNP-BC, University of Illinois, Chicago – “Nursing Home Staff Attitudes Toward Resident Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression;” and Christine Robbins, FNP-C, Ahimsa Family Health and Wellness, LLC – “Screening for Geriatric Depression: Current Practices of Primary Care Nurse Practitioners in Northeast Georgia”

AMDA Foundation Futures Educational Grant

The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) Foundation provides residents, fellows, and APNs who are interested in long-term care practice with the opportunity to participate in the AMDA Foundation Futures Program. The Futures Program is held during the annual Long Term Care Medicine Conference (March).

This intensive learning experience is designed to teach residents, fellows, and APNs to practice optimally in long-term care settings. All participants chosen for this competitive award receive admission to the AMDA Foundation Futures Program, registration to the LTC Medicine Annual Symposium, AMDA membership for 1 year, and access to an AMDA Mentoring Program.

Grant Recipient: Michele Pirc, MSN, GNP, ANP, Primary Nurse Practitioner, Inc.

Dave Butler Spirit of GAPNA Award

David H. Butler, Vice President for Johnson & Johnson USA, was a strong advocate and supporter of the goals and mission of GAPNA. The Dave Butler Spirit of GAPNA Award is given to one member who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to the mission and goals of GAPNA.                                                     

Award Recipient: Trudy Keltz, GNP-BC, Retired


Valerie Sabol, PhD, ACNP-BC, GNP-BC, CNE, FAANP