• 2019 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2019 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    March 28-30, 2019, Chicago Hilton, Chicago, IL.

    Earn up to 11.5 CNE hours.


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  • Poster PresentationCALL FOR: Podium and Poster Abstracts

    For the 37th GAPNA Annual Conference
    at the Paris Hotel
    Las Vegas, Oct. 2-5, 2019

    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.

    Submit by March 15, 2019!

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  • Gerontology Resources for APRNs in Acute and Emergent Care Settings ToolkitCareer Center

    NEW! The goal of the Gerontology Resources for APRNs in Acute and Emergent Care Settings (“Acute Care Resource Guide”) is to make geriatric and gerontological content easily accessible to those caring for older adults in higher acuity care settings.

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

    "Diastolic Heart Failure Management"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2017 Annual Conference)

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  • Poster PresentationONLINE NOW:

    2018 GAPNA Conference Poster Presentations

    Note the latest trends in the care, education, and research of the older adult population.


    View the 2018 Poster Presentations from the Annual Conference!

Northern California

Membership Survey Planned

On November 3, 2018, NCCGAPNA collaborated with CALTCM for the fall CALTCM conference in Sacramento.

Five GAPNA members – Deborah Wolfe-Baker, Debra Bakerjian, Ron Ordona, Jennifer Serafin, and Patty Kenny – were speakers in this conference. The topics discussed by our members were transitioning care, dementia care, managing medications across transitions, and music and memory. All these topics were well received by the audience.

We are developing a membership survey to gather data about membership characteristics in order to use these data to guide us in activities/strategies to enhance membership recruitment and engagement/involvement.

There are 19 questions from which we will try to get information about membership characteristics. It is important for us to learn members’ specialties and interests in order to improve member participation in continuing education activities. Moreover, understanding their expertise can improve future recruitment for guest speakers in continuing education topics for our annual conference.

Members’ input about the strategies to improve new membership recruitment and to improve recognition and visibility of GAPNA and GNPs would be helpful. Understanding the members’ personal/professional needs will help GAPNA find ways to address and meet those needs of the current membership, and can be used as a guide to recruit future members as well. Information about members’ willingness and openness to participate in activities will help plan future chapter events.

We also would like to use the collected data to develop a local chapter directory that will enhance membership engagement, participation, sharing, and learning specialty knowledge among our membership, or even beyond our membership.

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