• 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!

    Step Up - NOW is the Time! Register Here>

  • 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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New Certification

APRN Gerontological Specialist Certification

The eligibility requirements have been determined. The exam blueprint has been finalized. The exam questions have been completed. Now…take the exam!

Be among the first APRNs to be certified as a Gerontological Specialist. This is the only specialty certification that recognizes gerontological advanced practice nurses.

The Challenge
The healthcare needs of the geriatric patient are complex. Patients require expert providers who create, apply, and communicate knowledge specific to gerontological care.

The Solution
Highly skilled APRNs who are validated in managing care of older adults to ensure patients’ needs are met.

The Pivotal Role
You, the distinguished and validated APRN, helping to define a community of expert providers ready to meet the challenge.

The Outcome
Geriatric patients receive the right care, at the right time, by the right healthcare professional.

We have a seat reserved for you for the very first APRN Gerontological Specialist Certification Exam!

The exam will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Boston Park Plaza, Boston, MA, following GAPNA’s Contemporary Pharmacology & Prescribing in Older Adults Conference.

Pre-registration is required. Information on eligibility and registration will be available soon in the Certification section of the GAPNA Website, or call C-NET for details 800-463-0786. All applications must be postmarked by January 20, 2018.