• 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:

    "Decisional Capacity"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

    For July/August 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

GAPNA Rising Star: Lacey N. Stevens, ANP-C

by Jill Brett

GAPNA’s Rising Star for Spring 2016 is Lacey N. Stevens, ANP-C.

Every quarter, GAPNA recognizes an outstanding member who is up and coming in their specialty and in leadership within the organization.

Lacey is an Optum Clinical Services Manager in central Georgia. She manages a team of nurse practitioners who oversee the care of the fragile elderly in long-term care facilities. Lacey is also the Web Editor for GAPNA.  

Lacey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with a minor in Spanish from Georgia College and State University in 2008. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing specializing in Adult Primary Nurse Practitioner from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2010.

Lacey has been married for almost 8 years to her husband, Will, who is also an adult-geriatric NP with Optum HouseCalls.

Lacey’s close relationship with her maternal grandparents sparked her love for the elderly early in her life. While pursuing her master’s degree, she worked as an RN supervisor at a nursing home and immediately knew she wanted a career in geriatrics and long-term care.

One of Lacey’s favorite parts of her job is teaching and mentoring. Lacey says she has been fortunate to have amazing teachers, preceptors, and mentors in her schooling and career and she feels it’s her duty to pay it forward.

In 2015, Lacey was selected to participate in the UnitedHealth Group Emerging Leaders Program, a 5-month program designed to build leadership capability and aid in career planning. In the future, she sees herself getting more involved in nursing legislation.

Congratulations, Lacey! We wish you all the best as you continue to strive toward excellence in the care of older adults.

Jill Brett
Association Services Manager