• 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 21 contact hours (including pre-conference workshops).

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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:

    "Decisional Capacity"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

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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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