• 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.


Health Affairs Scholarship

Izabela Kazan Receives Health Affairs Scholarship

by Susan Mullaney

The Health Affairs Committee is pleased to announce Izabela Kazan, MSN, RN, of Chicago has been selected as the recipient of the 2016-2017 GAPNA Health Affairs Scholarship.

We congratulate her on this recognition. Ms. Kazana was selected based on her strong scholarship application describing her ongoing and expanding relationship with GAPNA and her desire to focus on continued health policy learning.

She has been active with the Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing (ISAPN), serving as a student representative on the Board of Directors and currently serves as a ISAPN Legislative Captain.

In addition, her engagement with GAPNA includes participation in Chicagoland GAPNA meetings, a member of the Hospice/Palliative Care and Post-Acute Care/Long Term Care SIGs, and currently serves on the Health Affairs Committee.

Ms. Kazan will be attending the AANP National Nurse Practitioner Health Policy Conference in February and sharing her learnings with the GAPNA membership.

Congratulations Izabela! We look forward to hearing your perspectives in an upcoming issue of the newsletter.

Susan Mullaney, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC