• 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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  • 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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  • ConventionCALL FOR: Podium and Poster Abstracts

    For the 38th GAPNA Annual Conference
    at the Hyatt Regency
    New Orleans, LA, September 24-26, 2020

    GAPNA members are invited to submit an abstract about their innovative work, that should enrich the APRN's knowledge and/or enhance the care of an older adult.

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

    "Update in Chronic Kidney Disease Management and Prescribing"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

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  • Online CEThe Best of 2019!

    A LIVE rebroadcast event featuring 5 of GAPNA's Best CE sessions from 2019

    January 21, 2020 from 11:30 am - 5:15 pm EST

    $39 for GAPNA Members $59 for Non-Members


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New England Chapter

Chapter Awards Annual Scholarship

by Michelle DeBest

The New England Chapter is thrilled to announce the winner of its 2019 annual scholarship: Christine Alexandra Bottone. Christine is a graduate student enrolled in the University of Connecticut’s Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program and employed full-time as a RN House Supervisor at Autumn Lake Healthcare in New Britain, CT.

Christine has volunteer, direct patient care, charge nursing, and supervisory/management experience in long-term care facilities. She has experience in community health nursing and nursing outreach education at Chatham Health District in East Hampton, CT.

She is the author of a manuscript discussing an innovative care approach for the full code hospice patient accepted for publication in American Nurse Today and is a co-author for a chapter on menopause for an updated edition of a text for healthcare professionals and students.

Christine holds active memberships in the following professional organizations: CT American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, as well as student memberships in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the New England Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.

In other chapter news, Michelle DeBest, DNP, APRN-BC, AGCNP, co-authored an article “The Feasibility and Acceptability of Using Virtual World Technology for Interprofessional Education in Palliative Care: A Mixed Methods Study,” which has been accepted for publication by the Journal for Interprofessional Care.

Michelle DeBest, DNP, APRN-BC, AGCNP

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