Long Term Care – Advancing Excellence SIG


  • Linda Bub, MSN RN GCNS-BC
  • Wanda Spurlock, DNS, RN, BC, CNE, FNGNA
Board Liaison
  • Amy Cotton, MSN, GNP-BC, FNP-BC, FNGNA, FAAN
  • Joanne Alderman, MS-N, APRN-CNS, RN-BC, FNGNA
  • Alyce Ashcraft, Ph.D., RN, CCRN, CNS, CNE
  • Susan Ball, PhD, RN, GNP-BC
  • Beth Barba, Ph.D., RN, FAGHE, FANN
  • Suzanne Beltz, Ph.D., RN, GCNS-BC, CNE
  • Kimberly Bergen-Jackson, PhD, RN-BC
  • Stacey Bird, RN, BSN, MBA, CCM
  • Julie Brandy, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
  • Sherrie Brown, BSN, RN
  • Joan Caley, MS, RN, CNS, CNL, NEA, BC
  • Dia Campbell-Detrixhe, PhD, RN, FNGNA, CNE
  • Mary Cramer, PhD, RN
  • Jocelyn Cuevas, BSN, RN-BC, CLNC, CFN, CMI-I
  • Beth Culross, RN, GCNS-BC, CRRN
  • Irene Fleshner, RN, MHSA, FACHE
  • Janis Franich, MSN, RN
  • Christine Gerber, BSN, RN
  • Claire Hoffman, MS, RN-BC, CDDN, CLNC
  • Elizabeth Jensen, RN, MSN, RN-BC
  • Bridgette Johnson, Ph.D, GNP, CDE
  • Cheryl Kruschke, RN, MS, EdD
  • Sandra Kuebler, MS, PhDc, RN
  • Shawn Laird
  • Deborah Lamoree, RN
  • Gretchen Laubach, RN
  • Lisa Low, PhD, MPhil, BN, RN, RHV
  • Karen Maples, RN, RAC-CT
  • Mary Nagy, MS, RN
  • Myong O'Donnell, MSN, RN
  • Robyn O'Driscoll, RNC
  • Jennifer Pettis, RN, BS, WCC
  • Carlo Piraino, DNP, RN
  • Sheria Robinson, RN, MSN, MHA, CHPN
  • De Shawn Schmidt, MSN, RN-BC
  • Darlene Shoemaker, MS, RN, C, FNGNA
  • Emily Simmons, RN, BSN
  • Juanita Stemen
  • Kathy Strang, BSN, RN
  • Deborah Strickland, RN, MSN
  • Coleen Tarbi, RN
  • Judith Tivnan, RN - BC
  • Kimberly Walker-Daniels, BSN, RN-BC, CMSRN, WCC
  • Kimberly Wetzel
Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes
The Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign was founded in 2006 by an unprecedented coalition of 28 organizations representing groups ranging from nursing home providers to quality improvement experts to government agencies. The Campaign now includes more than 62% of the nation’s nursing homes and has Local Area Networks for Excellence (LANEs) in every state and DC.

FAQ Aligning NH Quality Initiatives
A Q & A document developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes national campaign coordination group. This document was created to clarify how some of the national nursing home quality initiatives relate to and are aligned with each other. The purpose is to help nursing homes and partners/stakeholders better understand how to participate in and benefit from various initiatives.

Committee Notes:

To promote and support the development of gerontological nursing experts and improve the care provided to older adults in long term care.


  1. The LTC SIG will provide opportunities for networking and communication with gerontological nurses who have an interest in long term care.
  2. The LTC SIG will encourage advocacy initiatives geared toward the healthcare professions, academia, and the community.
The Long Term Care SIG meets monthly via conference call. If you would like to participate in the SIG, please contact the NGNA National Office.