June 2017

By Joanne Alderman, MSN,RN,BC,APRN, FNGNA

Your Board of Directors and Executive Director are most pleased to announce that our membership increasing! Your commitment to

NGNA, by recruiting new members and encouraging renewals of present members has contributed to our goal and is demonstrating what we can do together as The Gerontological Nursing Association. I will send an E-Blast regarding the numbers for May following our Board meeting on the 17th.

Our  management association, Affinity-Strategies, Executive Director and The Board of Directors along with the Committees, SIG, and The Fellows,  have been, and continue to work tirelessly on the membership lists, our Website and all other components of NGNA. If you receive duplicate notices regarding your membership and or renewal, please advise our Executive Director, Elizabeth Schumacher at Elizabeth@affinity-strategies.com, as she is in the process of confirming all of our members and dealing with duplicate lists that were sent to her during the Transition. 

Our 2017 Conference will be held in The Big Ten Center, in Chicago, Ill. on October 28-29. Topics are being finalized and speakers confirmed. We will share with you The Agenda, our Vendors, Sponsors and the Brochure very soon. Please set aside the dates in order to attend. We need you!  There is still time to submit your abstract. This is YOUR chance to share the wonderful work that you are doing across the continuum of care.

Also, please do not forget about the STTI/NGNA research grant opportunity.  The due date for grant submission in June 1, 2017.  Please consider submitting for this wonderful opportunity. 

We hope everyone was able to celebrate National Nurses’ Day and week at their facilities. Please share your story with everyone by sending it to us and we can place it in the Newsletter for all read! 

We have received many responses to the call for members to write articles for the Newsletter.  We encourage everyone to please send your articles within the timeframe they are due.  We welcome all submissions.  This is your chance to be heard.   Thank you so much!


Yours in Nursing,


Joanne Alderman

President, NGNA