• 2019 Senior Report Senior Report: Older Americans have more options for home care, but still struggling.

    The United Health Foundation has released results of a sweeping new study benchmarking the health of older adults. The America's Health Rankings® Senior Report was created in partnership with GAPNA to improve the health of America's seniors.

    The data will help advanced practice nurses and other providers deliver quality care.

    Find out about it!

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

    "Decisional Capacity"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)


    For July/August 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

  • Save $90 - Register Now with Early Bird Savings!
    38th Annual GAPNA Conference

    October 3-5, 2019 at the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

    Focused education; lasting connections, networking, free access to the GAPNA Online Library.

    Earn up to 22 contact hours (including pre-conference workshops).

    Get more information and register now!

  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

    Find out about it!

Stemming the Obesity Epidemic: Are Nurses Credible Coaches?

Obesity has become a health crisis in the United States, leading to serious physical, social, and psychological outcomes.

Nurses are obese in the same proportion as the general population, which may discredit them as role models of and educators for healthful living. In this continuing education article for contact hour credit, the author notes that nurses are more likely to teach patients healthful behavior when they personally embrace and value this lifestyle.

She explains that nurses have been encouraged to assess every patient’s tobacco use, and advise the patient about health consequences of smoking and methods for quitting.

Perhaps the same diligence should be applied to assessing and teaching patients who are overweight and obese.

To learn more, see Marchiondo. (2014). Stemming the obesity epidemic: Are nurses credible coaches? MEDSURG Nursing, 23(3), 155-158.

Related Topic 1: 

GAPNA Newsletter Issue: 

VIEW ALL ARTICLES: