• 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>

  • 2019 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us in Chicago for our 5th conference!

    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

    Register Now

  • Gerontology Resources for APRNs in Acute and Emergent Care Settings ToolkitCareer Center

     
    NEW! The goal of the Gerontology Resources for APRNs in Acute and Emergent Care Settings (“Acute Care Resource Guide”) is to make geriatric and gerontological content easily accessible to those caring for older adults in higher acuity care settings.

    Learn more about the toolkit

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

    "Diastolic Heart Failure Management"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2017 Annual Conference)


    For November/December 2018 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

  • Poster PresentationONLINE NOW:

    2018 GAPNA Conference Poster Presentations

    Note the latest trends in the care, education, and research of the older adult population.

     

    View the 2018 Poster Presentations from the Annual Conference!

  • The GAPNA Clinical Resource Corner

    Designed Especially
    for the Gerontological Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

    With over 106+ categories, the short features/articles contain valuable information tailored especially for Gerontological APRN's that will help them with patients, as well as increase their knowledge of this field of nursing. All of the articles directly affect, involve, and impact the elderly.

    Go to the GAPNA Clinical Resource Corner

GAPNA Newsletter - 2016 Winter, Volume 35, Number 4

President's Message

Connect and Collaborate with GAPNA

by Katherine A. Evans

I hope everyone returned from the 35th Annual GAPNA Conference energized and enthusiastic. It is my favorite time of the year for learning and networking.

The weeks post conference are a time of reflection and to bring home new knowledge, connections, and collaborations. If you left the Conference unsure of how you can become more involved in GAPNA, there are many avenues.

THIS IS AN EXCITING TIME TO BE A GAPNA MEMBER!

We have unveiled a new strategic plan which will advance our organization in this time of rapid healthcare change. Our strategic goals are:

  • To delight our members by supporting their personal and professional growth.
  • To increase the influence of APRNs caring for older adults.
  • To model organizational vibrancy.

These goals will guide our decisions and commitments as GAPNA evolves. Review the entire strategic plan and consider where your strengths could be utilized.

One critical area in our new strategic plan is advocacy. In listening to our members, the Board of Directors heard a strong desire for GAPNA to move deeper in this arena. Look for more information from GAPNA on ways you can be involved in advocating for optimal care for older adults.

Our membership survey has been sent to all of you. Please take a moment to complete the survey so we can best support the personal and professional growth of our members.

As APRNs caring for older adults, we provide the highest quality care for the geriatric population across the continuum. GAPNA is a leader in supporting this care and we contribute to a culture of continuous improvement, as our association is stronger than ever. This is an incredible organization filled with talented experts and I am honored to represent GAPNA as President.

Katherine A. Evans, DNP, FNP-C, GNP-BC, ACHPN, FAANP

President
katabe@me.com