• CoronaCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

    In an effort to support our members with the most updated information on COVID-19 we developed this resource page to easily access current CDC information and other resources to assist you professionally and personally.

    We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available and welcome your input as we navigate through this situation. As health care professionals it is our job to educate our patients and families on prevention and the what to do if someone is symptomatic.

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  • 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsGAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    Rescheduled, so you won't miss a thing! Find out what to do next!

    April 20-24, 2021, Honolulu, Hawaii

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  • 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, 2020.

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

    "Safety and Utility of Cannabis in the Elderly"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)


    For March/April 2020 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

Nurse Practitioners Have Potential to Improve Access to Primary Care

One way states could increase access to primary care for their residents is to consider easing their scope of practice restrictions and modifying their reimbursement policies to increase the role of nurse practitioners in providing primary care, according to a new paper released by the National Governors Association (NGA).

With the demand for primary care services already straining capacity in most states, more than 16 million individuals projected to gain health insurance coverage by 2016 and a rapidly aging population, many states are considering options to increase the number and role of primary care providers.

The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Meeting Increasing Demand for Primary Care” reviews academic and policy-oriented literature and state rules governing nurse practitioners’ scope of practice to examine the extent to which:

  • —Scope of practice rules, licensure and other conditional requirements vary across states.
  • States’ rules and requirements deviate from evidence-based research of appropriate activities for nurse practitioners.
  • Changes to state scope of practice laws and regulations on access to health care and its quality.

Visit NGA Center for Best Practices Health Division for more information. For NGA’s virtual resource center on potential solutions to health policy problems, visit their website.

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