• 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.


Chapter Leadership

Chapters Lead the Way in Education and Mentorship

by Michelle Moccia

We are looking forward to the GAPNA’s Annual Conference in Nashville, TN, and networking, learning, visiting exhibitors, riding in the Cash Cab, taking the new APRN Specialty Certification in Gerontology pilot exam, and supporting the Foundation by donating baskets for their raffle. The money raised is used for the GAPNA Foundation Project and Research Awards.

Many chapters hosted student night outs, pharmaceutical meetings, community events, giving back opportunities, and annual conferences. The Sonoran (Arizona) and Delaware Valley Chapters are celebrating their 10th anniversaries this year. The Great Lakes Chapter is hosting their 10th Annual Excellence in Geriatric Care Annual Conference.

Many chapters have elected Student Directors at Large to expose them to leadership and mentor future leaders. Everyone continues to share resources. Thank you to Karen Shore and Dim Lin Tran (Southern California) for sharing their student night booklet. Congratulations to Mid-South Tennessee for winning the March Madness membership contest. We are looking forward to seeing and supporting their booth at the conference.

View the GAPNA chapters, and chapter websites.

We want to thank Abby Luck-Parish (Awards Chair) for being a guest at a couple of the meetings and the committee for creating nomination tips.

The Awards Committee reported 33 nominations this year. Thank you to Chair Sue Mullaney (Health Affairs) for sharing their work and discussing member opportunities for possible coalition partnerships to address geriatric and APRN matters. View the GAPNA Committees.

The Chapter Presidents and President-elects will be meeting in Nashville on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 to set goals for the 2017-2018 year.

Thank you to our outgoing Presidents Deanna Wingate (Arizona), Ann Herzmann (Chicagoland), Cynthia Gerstenlauer (Michigan), Karen Shore (Southern California), Donna Theisen (Northern California), Teresa McDonald (Delaware Valley), Karen Jones (Florida), Brette Winston (Georgia), Carol Knud-Hansen (Maryland), Karin Broden (New England), Sarah Kangas (Pennsylvania), Mary Shelkey (Seattle), Karolina Dimitrova (Texas), Heather Mullen (Virginia), and Lisa Lockwood (Wisconsin) for their leadership, contributions, and their gift of time this past year.

See you in Nashville!

Michelle Moccia DNP, ANP-BC, CCRN


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