• Nominations Open

  • GAPNA 40th AnniversaryGAPNA’s anniversary theme “Preserve the Past, Enhance the Present, and Secure the Future,” reflects our shared vision for gerontological advanced practice nursing.


    Learn How You Can Help

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

    "The Gerontological Patient in the Emergency Department"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2020 Annual Conference)

    For January/February 2021 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

  • 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.

    View resources



Member Spotlight on Maureen Beck

By Cindy Gerstenlauer

Maureen Beck, DNP, GNP-BC, RN, graduated from Duke University in 1979 and worked in critical care for many years.

Maureen BeckShe received an MSN as a GNP in 1992 and a DNP in 2015 from Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth in Houston. She had an office and house call practice from 1992 to 2000 and, after staying home with her children for 10 years, returned to nursing at UTHealth in the UTPhysicians Center for Healthy Aging. Maureen retook the boards to become recertified as a GNP just in time before the test was no longer available.

She is the co-medical director for the Center for Healthy Aging and the Quality Office for the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. She recently became a Hartford Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing.

Maureen has been active with GAPNA since 1992, serving as national membership Chair and as the Chair for the GAPNA Annual Convention in Houston. She has served on the Historical Committee for more than 10 years.

She was the GAPNA Texas Gulf Coast Chapter Treasurer from 2015 to 2017. She has been a Texas Nurses Association delegate and currently is on the District 9 Nominating Committee. She is also active with AANP, ANA, and Sigma Theta Tau. She has presented at the local, state, and national levels.

Maureen likes to paint, make jewelry, and occasionally tries to knit. She and her husband have a small ranch west of Houston and are beekeepers. They are soon to be grandparents for the first time.

Cynthia Gerstenlauer, ANP-BC, GNCS-BC, CDE, CCD
Chair, Historical Committee

Platinum Strategic Partners
Avanir  Eisai

Strategic Partners
Acadia  Sunovio  Xeris