• 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.


    Find out more about it and REGISTER today!

  • 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, 2018.

    Get started... nominate 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 2019 National Board of Directors? Register online NOW by April 1, 2019!

    Step Up - NOW is the Time! Register Here>

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

    "Keynote Address - Health Policy: APRNs Working to the Full Extent of the Law"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

    For March/April 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

  • Poster Presentation


    This 22-module curriculum provides a basic knowledge base for Nurse Practitioners who looking to advance their expertise in caring for patients with dementia.

    FREE to GAPNA members until September 1, 2019

  • GAPNA Exchange


    GAPNA Exchange is a private, secure community for members to share ideas, ask questions, lend expertise, and network with peers.

    It features both an Open Forum discussion area along with smaller, segmented communities.

    Interact with GAPNA members wherever and whenever!

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Rising Star Archive

GAPNA kicked off its new Rising Star initiative at the 2015 annual conference in San Antonio. The program recognizes an outstanding member who is up and coming in his or her specialty and in leadership within the organization.

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Below are the archives of past Rising Stars.

GAPNA’s latest Rising Star is Jennifer Kim, DNP, GNP-BC, FNAP, of the Middle Tennessee Chapter. She has been a GAPNA member since 2002 and founded the Middle Tennessee Chapter in 2007.
2017 Spring, Volume 36, Number 1

GAPNA’s latest Rising Star is Donna Hamill, DNP, AGPCNP, of the Great Lakes Chapter in Michigan where she is President-Elect. She currently works as an NP at the Beaumont Endocrine Center in southeast Michigan.
2016 Fall, Volume 35, Number 3

Lacey N. Stevens, ANP-C, an Optum Clinical Services Manager in central Georgia.
2016 Spring, Volume 35, Number 1

GAPNA’s inaugural Rising Star is Megan Simmons, DNP, PMHNP-BC, an Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), Nashville, TN.
2015 Winter, Volume 34, Number 4

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