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    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!

GAPNA Gerontology Resources for APRN Preceptors and Students Toolkit

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

The goal of this Gerontology Resources for APRN Preceptors and Students 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.

The toolkit is organized by primary care topics and includes links to websites and mobile device apps in the public domain. The toolkit was developed by a group of gerontological APRNs to provide an open access practice resource for integration of geriatric knowledge for APRN clinical education, with the goal of improving the quality of health care provided to older adults.

The toolkit has two (2) sections which covers the following:

1. Gerontological Resources for Healthcare Management

  • Gerontological and Geriatric Assessment
  • Specialty Assessments
  • Mental Health
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Dementia Assessment and Management
  • Gerontological Pharmacology
  • End-of-Life Issues
  • Nursing Home Issues
  • Role Issues
  • Legal Issues

2. Preceptor Resources

  • Preceptor Resources
  • Preceptor Preparation for Role
  • Suggested Teaching Guidelines for Preceptors
  • Suggested Readings for Clinical Preceptors
  • Mobile Device Applications
  • National Standards for Nurse Practitioner Competencies
  • Suggested Student Geriatric Clinical Sites

Download your copy of the Gerontology Resources for APRN Preceptors and Students toolkit today! You will be prompted to log in if you are not already.

You must have a GAPNA account or be a GAPNA member to download. You may create a free GAPNA account at the login page.

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Additional Information

Please see the GAPNA Resources section for more clinical references relevant to older adult health care.