Listen to the President's Podcast (May-June 2013)
I love the changing of seasons in Maine and spring is no exception. For any of you in areas of the country where things are coming back to life, you know what a boost it is for us all. It is a fitting time to share with you some exciting news as well.
I am thrilled to share with you a major national collaboration for NGNA and significant new member benefit. The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) has joined with us to launch a new webinar series to improve nursing care for older adults. NGNA will provide expert faculty for six webinars each year and present clinical topics relevant to improving the delivery of healthcare to older adults. Members of NGNA will be able to access these webinars and other resources developed by the Hartford Institute, including the Gerontological Nursing Certification Review Course and other online learning modules, at heavily discounted rates. The webinars will also produce revenue for the organization. This is a win-win and I hope all of you will take advantage of this new member benefit.
For those of you with sharp eyes, did you notice anything new about the NGNA logo? Notice the new tagline: Where Compassion meets purpose. Your board leaders thoughtfully crafted a short description to describe to the world who NGNA is. I know you have all had experiences where people have asked “gero what?” when we tell them about NGNA. We felt it was important to differentiate our nursing organization from others. Our mission is clear – to improve nursing care for older adults. We now have a tagline that truly shares member passion and purpose.
Thank you all for your commitment to NGNA, the only inclusive nursing organization for gerontological nursing in the country!
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2013 HPNA 7th Annual Clinical Practice Forum
Integration of Palliative Care Concepts: Neurological Conditions
October 3-5, 2013
The Hospice and Palliative Nurse Association (HPNA) is now accepting abstracts for posters to be presented at the HPNA Clinical Practice Forum.
Posters will be selected that contribute to the evidence base for the clinical care of people with neurological conditions, including clinical practice issues and symptom management.
Abstracts will be accepted that are derived from completed research, quality improvement projects, novel clinical programs or informative case studies.
Posters may have been previously presented elsewhere or planned for another venue. Poster presenters are expected to attend the Forum.
Deadline for applications – May 31, 2013
Notification of Acceptance – June 30, 2013
Go to Poster Presentations for details.
On May 5, 2013, the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) Board of Directors officially unveiled the new NGNA tagline, “Where Compassion Meets Purpose,” to showcase the membership’s dedication to improving the care of older adults.
“Compassion is the foundation of gerontological nursing and our mission is clear – to improve care for older adults,” said NGNA President Amy Cotton, MSN, GNP-BC, FNP-BC, FNGNA. “We finally have a tagline that truly captures our members’ passion and purpose.”
NGNA advances its mission by providing educational products, networking opportunities and resources to its members, and by formally recognizing gerontological nursing excellence through the NGNA Awards program.
The tagline, “Where Compassion Meets Purpose,” also exemplifies NGNA’s position as the only nursing organization in the country serving nurses who care for older adults in all practice settings. NGNA’s primary focus is to increase both knowledge and compassion related to the clinical care of older adults.
The leadership team of NGNA would like to wish all members a wonderful Nurses Week! This week, we encourage you to take time out to recognize colleagues for their achievements, and promote the nursing profession to others.
National Nurses Week is May 6-12, 2013. Monday, May 6th, is traditionally known as National Nurses Day. The closing of the week, May 12th, is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. If you would like to view more information about National Nurses Week, along with ways to celebrate, click here.
In the spirit of Nurses Week, we would like to express our sincere thanks to every NGNA member, whether you are retired, a volunteer, a clinician, educator, policy leader or researcher. We appreciate your contribution to the improvement of the lives of older adults and their family caregivers everywhere.
In many ways, NGNA’s new tagline, Where Compassion Meets Purpose, perfectly exemplifies the commitment of our members. As nurses, your compassion is your foundation, reflected in the care you bring to older adults and the work you do for your colleagues. Thank you!
Enjoy this week, which is dedicated to you and your profession!
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