• 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!

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  • 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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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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