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NGNA Members' Article Published

NGNA President-Elect Joanne Alderman, MSN, RN, BC, APRN, FNGNA and former Vice-President Nanci McLeskey, MCG, MDiv, RN-BC, FNGNA recently had their article, titled Why Be a Gerontological Nurse?, published in the National Student Nurses' Association's professional magazine, Imprint.

The article discusses the topic "Why work with older adults," potential career opportunities for nursing students and other important questions potential geriatric nurses may have but do not know who to ask.

To read the article, click here.

NGNA President-Elect Joanne Alderman, MS-N, APRN-CNS, RN-BC, FNGNA Directs $148,000 State Grant for Nursing Home Staff Geriatric Education

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) recently announced the awarding of a State of Oklahoma and Federal (CMS) grant to fund the creation of the first in the U.S. geriatric education program for nursing home staff. Joanne Alderman, MS-N, APRN-CNS, RN-BC, FNGNA, is project director of the $148,000 grant and manager of Geriatric Collaborative Care Nursing Services (GCCNS-LLC) here.

The purpose of the program is to provide geriatric training to non-clinical staff, certified nurse aides (CNA), certified medication aides (CMA), and nurses (LPN & RN) using the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program model. The model facilitates early recognition of geriatric syndromes and chronic diseases in the frail older adult.

Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Okla., a NICHE designated hospital, is sponsoring the two Tulsa nursing homes involved in the project: Oklahoma Methodist Manor and Tulsa Jewish Retirement and Health Care.

According to the Eldercare Workforce Alliance, “the breadth and depth of geriatric education and training for healthcare professions remain inadequate and despite some improvements, geriatrics principles are still too often insufficiently represented in healthcare training curricula and clinical experiences focused on gerontology are not robust.”


Meridian Health Ann May Center for Nursing


Meridian Health Ann May Center for Nursing Presents Our Annual Geriatric Evidence-Based Practice NICHE Conference.

When: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club Farmingdale NJ.

For more information, please call 732-481-8572 or e-mail annmaycenter@meridianhealth.com

To view the event flyer, click here.

*Brochure to follow

Hagerstown Community College presents Gerontological Nursing Review

Hagerstown Community College presents Gerontological Nursing Review with Carol Rauen RN, MS, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN, RN-BC.

When: Wednesday, April 23, and Thursday, April 24, 2015 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This course is intended for nurses who are planning to take the ANCC Gerontological Nursing Certification Exam. The lectures will cover all body systems, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, assessment strategies, and treatment options that are unique for care of older adults.

Registration:To register, call 240-500-2236 or visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/coned for more information.

To view the event flyer, click here.

2015 NICHE Conference

April 14-17
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin,
Lake Buena Vista, FL