• 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...

    Find out about it!

  • 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!


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

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!