• 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.


Pre-Conference Workshops

Specialized Workshops Featured at Annual Conference

Take advantage of the focused Pre-Conference Workshops offered at GAPNA’s Annual Conference, October 4-7, 2017, in Nashville, TN.

Earn valuable continuing nursing education contact hours including pharmacology hours. An additional fee is required for the Pre-Conference Workshops except for the special evening session on opioid prescribing which is available at no charge!

The Pre-Conference Workshops, which will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, include:

Optimizing Management of Chronic Wounds – Therapeutic treatment modalities for chronic wounds including pressure, venous, diabetic foot, and arterial ulcers in the older adult will be discussed. Strategies to optimize wound healing and skin protection will be highlighted. Differentiation and diagnosis of these various chronic wounds will be described, including appropriate wound assessment parameters. The wound care dressing selection process will be reviewed and simplified, giving the attendee the opportunity to engage in discussion and enhanced learning with examples and wound care products. (2.5 contact hours)

Strategies to Enhance Competency of Adult-Gerontology APRNs – Participants, with guidance from the panelists, will use a blueprint to help map strategies presented with courses at their own institution. Preceptors will have an opportunity to link targeted clinical resources with the new competencies. Other advanced practice nurses, such as family nurse practitioners or clinical nurse specialists, will have an opportunity to discuss how to consider relevance of these competencies to their care of older adults, their families, and caregivers. (2.5 contact hours)

Pharmacology Workshop: Evidence-Based Cardiac Prescribing – During this session, evidence-based cardiac prescribing in older adults for common cardiovascular conditions such as dyslipidemia, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure will be discussed. (4.5 contact hours including pharmacology hours)

Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives: Update 2017 – This session will address safe practices for patient selection, risk assessment, initiation and modification, ongoing monitoring, and patient and caregiver education associated with prescribing extended and immediate-release opioids for chronic and acute pain management. Pain concepts, CDC guidelines, cannabis, and addiction treatment will also be covered. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the ER/LA Opioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the FDA. (2.25 contact hours including pharmacology hours)

Join your friends and colleagues in Nashville.

Register today!