• 36th Annual GAPNA Conference

    October 4-7, 2017 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN

    Focused education; lasting connections, networking, free access to the GAPNA Online Library. Earn up to 21.25 CNE contact hours.

    Click here for more information and register now!

  • Gerontology Resources for APRN Preceptors and Students ToolkitCareer Center

    The Education- and Toolkit Committees of GAPNA launched their 2017 newly revised “Gerontology Resources for APRN Preceptors and Students,” toolkit.

    The goal of this toolkit is to make geriatric and gerontological content accessible to those caring for older adults. It is designed with advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) students, preceptors, and educators in mind, and it provides a single portal to comprehensive resources.

    Learn more about the toolkit

  • Call for Abstracts:

    37th Annual GAPNA Conference
    September 26-29, 2018 in Washington, DC

    Clinical Abstracts - due December 5, 2017
    Research and Clinical Project Abstracts - due March 15, 2018
    Education Poster Abstracts - due March 15, 2018

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  • Poster PresentationONLINE NOW:

    2016 GAPNA Conference Poster Presentations

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

     

    View the Poster Presentations

  • The GAPNA Clinical Resource Corner

    Designed Especially
    for the Gerontological Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

    With over 105+ 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:

    "Palliative Care"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2016 Annual Conference)


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APRN Consensus Model

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) are highly valued as an integral part of the health care system.

The significance of the role of APRNs in patient care; however, requires that the education, accreditation, certification and licensure of APRNs be aligned to maintain patient safety while increasing patient access.

The APRN Consensus Model Pyramid

Consensus Model Resources

Explore some of the components of this alignment in the Consensus Model Pyramid along with other information via the links below:

Frequently Asked Questions

Please pay special attention to these ANCC Consensus Model for APRN Regulations FAQs:

#6. How will certification changes affect me? ...As implementation of the new Consensus Model progresses, ANCC has initiated plans to change specific certification programs to more closely reflect the roles and populations required by the model regulations. Keeping your certification current through renewal will allow you to have the most flexibility as this process unfolds. If your certification lapses, you may not be able to renew your existing certification or your license to practice. Look to ANCC as your source for the information you need to successfully transition to the Consensus Model.

17. Will my certification and credentials be automatically updated to the new certification under development for my specialty? The new credentials will not be automatically granted to existing certificants. Nurses will keep the credentials for the certifications that they have earned.

Nurses who wish to apply for other certifications will need to meet the eligibility requirements for those certifications, including having completed the educational program areas that correspond directly to the certifications they wish to pursue.

APRN nurses who pass the new certification exams will earn credentials reflecting the role and population being tested. Nurses who sit for certification in one role or population foci will not be able to receive certification in another role or population foci unless they have completed an educational program in the other role or population foci as well.

18. Do I need to get the new credential? If you are currently licensed to practice in your state, there is no regulatory need to change your existing credential, as long as you intend to continue practicing in your state. Your state board of nursing or your employer will inform you of any changes...

19. If I want the new credential, how do I get it? If you are eligible for the new certification, you may submit an application to sit for the exam. All nurses who want to get a new credential need to apply for the certification using the current eligibility criteria for that certification, including having completed a separate educational program that corresponds directly to each certification they wish to apply for...


Become a GAPNA Member!

GAPNA Members are an elite group of APN's who advance the practice of gerontological nursing, and the well-being of the public through advocacy, dissemination of knowledge, and provision of member growth opportunities.

NOW Student Membership is available online! Membership DOES have its benefits!

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