• 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.


Program Highlights

Care, Continuity, and Connection Highlight GAPNA’s Annual Conference

GAPNA’s Annual Conference promises focused gerontological advanced practice education, networking, and lasting memories. Join your colleagues September 26-29, 2018, in Washington, DC, for pre-conference workshops, concurrent sessions, exhibits, social events, product theaters, and more while earning up to 21.5 contact hours including pharmacology hours!

In addition, a GAPNA milestone will be marked during the conference with the first Gerontological Specialist Certification Exam.

The conference kicks off with three pre-conference workshops on psychosis, advocacy, and pharmacology, followed by a special evening session on pain management and opioids. Industry-supported breakfast, lunch, and dinner presentations will be featured throughout the conference.

Exhibits will allow attendees to meet leading companies and organizations and learn about the latest products and services for gerontological advanced practice nurses. Poster exhibits will offer additional learning opportunities along with networking during coffee and refreshment breaks.

Julie Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of nursing, school of nursing, University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the keynote address on “Health Policy: APRNs Working to the Full Extent of the Law.” Knowledgeable conference faculty will discuss suicide prevention in older adults, age-friendly health systems, dementia management, home-based primary care, APRN full practice authority, and scope of practice in the general sessions.

Fourteen concurrent sessions will allow attendees to focus on their areas of interest. Some of these topics include chronic kidney disease management and prescribing, using social media to enhance practice, meaningful conversations throughout the course of illness, gero-oncology screening, sarcopenia, and nursing home regulatory update. Plus, three in-depth focus sessions will feature research and clinical projects, ankle and foot wounds, and management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in long-term care.

A new member/first-time attendee breakfast, committee and special interest group meetings, and a membership meeting/awards luncheon will also be held.

Make plans now with your colleagues and register for GAPNA’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC, and experience high-quality educational offerings that will enhance your APRN practice and improve patient care.

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