President's Message:Joanne Alderman, July 2016

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

NGNA Members…

News from the Nursing Community (NC) promoting America’s Health Through Nursing Care:

On June 28, 2016, NGNA joined 62 organizations representing the Nursing Community, congratulating Rear Admiral Susan Orsega, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, on her appointment as Nurse Chief Professional Officer at the United States Public Health Service (USPHS). We extended our assistance for any questions she may have and to contact the NC convener. To access the Nursing Community Coalition’s activity for the month of June, please visit:

An additional teleconference call, Nurses on the Prescription Opioid Abuse and Heroin Epidemic occurred on July 7, 2016. Mary Wakefield, Acting Deputy Secretary at HHS presented. She encouraged all nurses to contact Regional Offices through for information regarding their community contacts. In order to read the Blog from Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, go to:

Our Conference Planning Committee is working diligently to bring NGNA members a learning experience that will enhance your clinical practice and educative sessions at your place of work. NGNA’s goal is to provide nurses and interprofessional team members an opportunity for mentorship and Gerontological nursing’s most recent Evidence-Based Practice. We strive to provide the Gerontological education component allowing nurses to maintain their clinical competencies – a responsibility we share together.

We are looking forward to having you join together and attend “your” GeroFocus, NGNA 2016 Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 23-25, 2016.


Next month: Bringing Gerontological Nursing education to the CCRC, Nursing Home and Assisted Living Center. A State CMP Grant.