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

    "Decisional Capacity"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

    For July/August 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

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    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).

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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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BSN Preparation

BSN Grads Report Better Quality and Safety Preparedness than ADNs

As both frontline staff and health care system leaders, nurses drive diverse safety efforts.

In the United States, for over a decade the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) program has endeavored to train student nurses in core safety concepts. Investigators surveyed a nationally representative group of graduating nursing students about their quality and safety knowledge.

Nurses graduating from baccalaureate degree programs felt substantially better prepared to conduct quality and safety work when compared to nurses graduating from associate-degree programs. From 2007 to 2015, as QSEN spread, gaps grew between nurses educated in the two degree pathways.

These findings may explain lower mortality rates at hospitals with a higher proportion of baccalaureate-trained nurses. A past WebM&M commentary discussed how new nurses should be transitioned from an educational environment to provide safe care in real-world practice.

For more info, see Djukic, M., et al. (2018). Bachelor’s degree nurse graduates report better quality and safety educational preparedness than associate degree graduates. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety. [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.08.008.

Join your friends at the 2019 Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults Conference, March 28-30, 2019, in Chicago, IL.

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