• CoronaCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

    In an effort to support our members with the most updated information on COVID-19 we developed this resource page to easily access current CDC information and other resources to assist you professionally and personally.

    We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available and welcome your input as we navigate through this situation. As health care professionals it is our job to educate our patients and families on prevention and the what to do if someone is symptomatic.

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  • 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsGAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    Rescheduled, so you won't miss a thing! Find out what to do next!

    April 20-24, 2021, Honolulu, Hawaii

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  • W A N T E D   G A P N A   L E A D E R S!
    Call for Nominations! (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

    Have you ever considered stepping forward, accepting the challenge and volunteering for a position on the 2020-21 National Board of Directors? Register online NOW by March 31, 2020!

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  • 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, 2020.

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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.

Register today!