• 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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  • Clinical Care OptionsNew for GAPNA members: Clinical Care Options

    GAPNA has partnered with a Clinical Care Options to offer an ongoing series of free CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosis, Classification and Treatment of Heart Failure in Older Adults" is the latest program offered.

    In this interactive Webcast, expert faculty review the challenges of managing older adults with HF, including diagnosis, staging, and developing individualized management plans.

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  • GAPNA 2020 National President Deborah Dunn, EdD, MSN, GNP-BC, ACNS-BC, GS-C interviews Dr. Ron Billano Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC about providing home-based primary care during COVID 19.

    "Facing Forward: Providing Home-based Primary Care during COVID 19"


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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 now!

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Additional Information

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