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NGNA 2015 Convention Photos

Click here to view photos from the 2015 NGNA Annual Convention. Please note, additional photos are coming soon!


NGNA Webinar: December 10

NGNA Webinar: Using Your Voice: Legislation and Advocating for Older Adults: Thursday, December 10, 1:00 pm EST

Professional nurses are in a pivotal position to advocate for health policy by addressing critical issues that jeopardize the current health care system and professional practice. Join Professor Carol Amann, of Gannon University, to discuss advocacy initiatives that you can implement as we work to improve the care of older adults.


White House Call with the President on 2015 Open Enrollment

You are invited to join a conference call on Wednesday, November 4th at 2:25 PM ET with President Barack Obama and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell to discuss the upcoming open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act. We encourage you to circulate this invitation to all of your members, volunteers, and partners who will engage in enrollment efforts during the open enrollment period from November 1st to January 31st.

Call Details
  • Date: Wednesday, November 4th
  • Time: 2:25 PM ET, please join 5-7 minutes early to avoid connection delays
  • RSVP: To receive the dial-in information, click HERE and enter access code 373038

2015 Award Winners

NGNA is is pleased to announce the award winners from the 2015 Annual Convention: Outstanding Nurse Educator Award
Presented to: Elizabeth “Ibby” Tanner, PhD, RN, FNGNA

Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award – APRN
Presented to: Joanne Alderman, MSN, APRN-CNS, RN-BC, FNGNA

Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award – RN
Presented to: Maureen Watson, RN

Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award – CNA/UDCP
Presented to: Mary Johnson

Outstanding Chapter Award
Presented to: Florida Gerontological Nursing Association (FLGNA)

New Chapter Recognition
Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter
Central Virginia Chapter

Innovations in Practice Award
Improving End-of-Life Care: Evidence-based Curriculum for Nursing Students
Nanci McLeskey, MCG, MDiv, RN-BC, FNGNA

Student Leadership Awards

Graduate Recipient: Marion Trumbull

Undergraduate Recipient: Jessica Marshall

Mary Opal Wolanin Scholarship

2015 Graduate Recipient: Sharon Coffey

2015 Undergraduate Recipient: Salina Smialek

Cindy Shemansky Travel Scholarship

Charlotte Radu, BSN, RN, BC

Conferment of 2015 NGNA Fellows

Alyce Ashcraft, PhD, RN, CCRN, CNS, CNE, FNGNA
Beth Culross, RN, GCNS-BC, CRRN, FNGNA
Beverly Heasley, BSN, RN, MBA, FNGNA
Debra Sanders, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, FNGNA

2015 Updated AGS Beers Criteria

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) released its 2015 Updated Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults. For more than 20 years, the Beers Criteria have served as a valued resource for healthcare professionals about the safety of prescribing medications to older adults. In fact, the AGS Beers Criteria have become one of the most frequently used reference tools in the field of geriatrics. The AGS Beers Criteria were previously updated in 2012.

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