• 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, 2019.

    Get started... nominate today!

  • 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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  • GAPNA Foundation Awards and Grants

       

    GAPNA Foundation has $11,000 to give away in grants!

    The primary goal of the GAPNA Foundation is to provide financial support for research and educational opportunities.

    Find out if you qualify and submit your application by May 15, 2019!

    Visit GAPNA Foundation Awards and Grants

  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer a series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Alzheimer’s Disease Today and Tomorrow: Optimal Treatment and Collaborative Care," is the first program offered.

    What are the state-of-the-art strategies for managing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease? How can the multidisciplinary team work together to ensure timely intervention and optimal outcomes?

    Find out about it!

  • Meet the Candidates for the 2019-2020 BOD!
    The time to vote is coming soon!

    Please take a moment to read about this year’s candidates and why they feel they should be chosen for the position noted.

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Better Patient Care Seen in Magnet® Hospitals

Hospital executives pursue external recognition to improve market share and demonstrate institutional commitment to quality of care.

The Magnet Recognition Program® of the American Nurses Credentialing Center identifies hospitals that epitomize nursing excellence, but it is not clear receiving Magnet recognition improves patient outcomes.

Using Medicare data on patients hospitalized for coronary artery bypass graft surgery, colectomy, or lower-extremity bypass in 1998-2010, rates of risk-adjusted 30-day mortality and failure to rescue were compared between Magnet and non-Magnet hospitals matched on hospital characteristics.

Surgical patients treated in Magnet hospitals, compared to those treated in non-Magnet hospitals, were 7.7% less likely to die within 30 days and 8.6% less likely to die after a postoperative complication.

Across the 13-year study period, patient outcomes were significantly better in Magnet hospitals than in non-Magnet hospitals.

However, outcomes did not improve for hospitals after they received Magnet recognition, which suggests the Magnet program recognizes existing excellence and does not lead to additional improvements in surgical outcomes.

Read the article on PubMed.

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