• 34th Annual GAPNA Conference

    Paperless evaluation and CNE processes for GAPNA’s Annual Conference.

    Remember – if you were a Conference attendee, you receive FREE access to the content of the Conference in the library.

    Enter the code GAPNA15 when prompted. DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 31, 2015.

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  • Join us in Atlanta for our 2nd conference!

    2016 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 1-2, 2016, Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead, Atlanta GA


  • NEW: The GAPNA Clinical Resource Corner

    Designed Especially
    for the Gerontological Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

    With over 65 categories, the short features/articles contain valuable information tailored especially for Gerontological APRN's that will help them with patients, as well as increase their knowledge of this field of nursing. All of the articles directly affect, involve, and impact the elderly.

    Go to the GAPNA Clinical Resource Corner

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

    "Wound Care and Its Treatment in the Older Adult"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2014 Annual Conference)

    Free until December 31, 2015

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  • GAPNA Consensus Statement on Proficiencies for the APRN Gerontological Specialist

    A New White Paper from GAPNA.

    Click to read and/or download


  • Poster Presentation2015 GAPNA Conference Poster Presentations are Now Available!

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


    View the Poster Presentations

  • GAPNA’s Career Center: Your Opportunity Awaits!Career Center

    Are you contemplating changing positions or employers? Do you have to move to a new area and can’t transfer within your current company?

    Maybe your company has an opening and wants to find a qualified individual to fill the vacancy?

    Visit GAPNA'S Career Center

  • Recruit Members, Earn Rewards!
    Participate in our Member-Get-A-Member Program

    INVITE colleagues to join GAPNA
    SHARE how you've grown personally & professionally as a GAPNA Member
    REWARD = the more new members you recruit, the MORE REWARDS YOU EARN!

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Resource Utilization Groups (RUGs)

RUGs are used in SNF and in the Veterans Administration to determine reimbursement for services, or prospective payment services (PPS). The amount is determined by the amount and intensity of services needed by the resident. In the SNF, data from the MDS is used to determine the RUG category, and thus, the reimbursement on a daily rate.

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