• 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.


    Find out more about it and REGISTER today!

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

    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 22, 2020!

    Step Up - NOW is the Time! Register Here>

  • 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. Deadline March 15, 2020.

    Find out more info and deadline dates

  • 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)

    For January/February 2020 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

Health Affairs

Ron Ordona Named Scholarship Recipient

By Donna L. Hamby

Are you interested in health policy and the potential impact on your patients? If so, join GAPNA’s Health Affairs Committee.

Ron Billano Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC
Ron Billano Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC.

Health Affairs monitors federal and state issues related to APRN practice and geriatric patients’ access to care.

Currently, the committee is very involved in the home health advocacy campaign to support APRNs’ right to order Medicare Certified Home Health for their patients.

The committee also represents GAPNA in collaborating with other organizations to promote common issues.

Each year the Health Affairs Committee offers a scholarship for an individual to attend the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Health Policy Conference in Washington, DC.

This is an opportunity for an advanced practice nurse who is interested in health policy and who wishes to serve on GAPNA’s Health Affairs Committee to develop the skills necessary to advocate at the federal level.

This policy conference allows participants to learn directly from the government and industry experts on the priorities of Congress and the potential impact of healthcare policies on NPs and their patients.

Participants also have the opportunity to meet with their elected officials and promote patients’ right to health by eliminating federal barriers to NP practice.

The committee is pleased to announce this year’s winner is Ron Billano Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC, from the Northern California Chapter.

Donna L. Hamby, ACNP-BC, RN

Related information about Ron Billano Ordona on the GAPNA Website.

Join your friends in Honolulu, Hawaii at the 2020 GAPNA Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults Conference on April 14-18, 2020.

Learn more and register today!