• 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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  • 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.

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

    "Meaningful Conversations throughout the Course of Illness"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

    For November/December 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

Acute Care

New Members Welcome

by Michele H. Talley

The increasing number of older Americans requiring health care necessitates more advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who focus on providing care for our geriatric population.

In response, the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) was formed. GAPNA is an organization dedicated to promoting professional development and providing top-quality education for advanced practice nurses for our aging population.

Within GAPNA, many special interest groups (SIGs) exist with specific foci to delight their members. One such SIG, Acute Care, was formed in 2017 to assist APRNs and educators in caring for the acute care needs of the geriatric population. Members meet each month virtually.

At the GAPNA Annual Conference the group meets in person to determine the strategic goals for the next year.

This past year the Acute Care SIG authored the first edition of Gerontology Resources for APRNs in Acute and Emergent Care.

We have many exciting things planned and look forward to the addition of more enthusiastic members in the coming year, so please spread the word!

Michele H. Talley, PhD, ACNP-BC

Plan your trip to the nation’s capital during GAPNA’s Annual Conference, September 26-29, 2018 by checking out all the things to do, places to eat, and ways to have fun.

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