• 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!

    Step Up - NOW is the Time! Register Here>

  • 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

  • GAPNA Exchange


    GAPNA Exchange is a private, secure community for members to share ideas, ask questions, lend expertise, and network with peers.

    It features both an Open Forum discussion area along with smaller, segmented communities.

    Interact with GAPNA members wherever and whenever!

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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