• 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.

    MEET THE CANDIDATES IN ADVANCE OF YOUR VOTE   >

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.