• 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.

    Earn up to 18 CNE hours.


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  • 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...

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  • ConventionCALL FOR: Podium and Poster Abstracts

    For the 38th GAPNA Annual Conference
    at the Hyatt Regency
    New Orleans, LA, September 24-26, 2020

    GAPNA members are invited to submit an abstract about their innovative work, that should enrich the APRN's knowledge and/or enhance the care of an older adult.

    Find out more info and deadline dates

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

    "Update in Chronic Kidney Disease Management and Prescribing"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

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  • Online CEThe Best of 2019!

    A LIVE rebroadcast event featuring 5 of GAPNA's Best CE sessions from 2019

    January 21, 2020 from 11:30 am - 5:15 pm EST

    $39 for GAPNA Members $59 for Non-Members


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GAPNA Newsletter - 2017 Spring, Volume 36, Number 1

President's Message

Landmark Ruling Benefits APRNs

by Katherine A. Evans

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a delightful holiday season and your 2017 is off to a great start.

This will be an eventful year for all of us in health care as we anticipate the coming changes. We have started 2017 on the heels of a landmark ruling from the Veterans Administration allowing nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse midwives to practice to the fullest extent of their education, training, and certification.

This is a significant step in increasing the influence of APRNs caring for older adults. Unfortunately, our nurse anesthesia colleagues were not included in this ruling; however, it is a critical advancement for our profession. We will continue to support our colleagues in movement forward.

This change is powerful in that it allows Veterans access to the full spectrum of the healthcare team and sets a new precedent within the healthcare community. GAPNA is excited to continue supporting our VA members with a VA Special Interest Group (SIG). If you are interested in participating in this SIG, please reach out to the National Office for more information.

Growing Alliances

As we engage in growing membership alliances, GAPNA is delighted to announce our joint membership opportunity with AMDA: The Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care. GAPNA members are eligible for a significant AMDA membership discount. Our leadership teams are in close communication and we look forward to a meaningful partnership. View the discount details.

In our current healthcare climate, it is more important than ever to remain engaged in your professional organizations. GAPNA has many opportunities for engagement through our committees and SIGs in addition to conferences. We hope to see you at the upcoming Pharmacology Conference March 24-25 in San Francisco. If you cannot join us, remember all sessions will be available on in the GAPNA Online Library after the conference is complete.

I wish you all a beautiful and prosperous 2017, and I hope to see you at our conferences!

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