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Call for Proposals

The West Coast Region of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School and the PSU & OHSU IHI Open School Chapter are conducting a call-for-proposals for the breakout sessions at the first IHI Open School West Coast Conference (WCC) on Saturday, April 18th, 2015, in Portland, Oregon. The conference begins on Friday, April 17th and breakout session speakers are welcome to attend both days. 

The theme of the WCC is Interprofessionalism: Improvement, Safety, System Design, and Leadership. Each breakout session will be categorized and focused on one of these topics.

The WCC aims to educate and empower learners to be interprofessional collaborators with each other, their patients, their communities, and their health systems by:

  1. Disseminating evidence-based methods of interprofessional (two or more professions collaborating on a project) team-based care that enhance patient safety.
  2. Exploring system redesign and opportunities for multiple sectors and professions to interface to design a health services delivery system capable of achieving the Triple Aim.
  3. Spreading health systems improvement best-practices from interprofessional and student-led improvement projects.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Monday, December 15th, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT
PROPOSAL DETAILS click here.
PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONclick here.
GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION click here.
OTHER QUESTIONS: wc.ihi.openschool@gmail.com

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2015 STTI Board Leadership Institute


March 8-10, 2015
The Alexander Hotel
Indianapolis, IN
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November 18 is National Memory Screening Day


The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America has developed The Road to Early Detection and Care* (AFA C.A.R.E.S.) program as part of its national initiative to promote early detection and intervention for those concerned about memory loss as well as to educate the public about successful aging.

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NGNA/ABNF Webinar to be held Wednesday, January 21st

Mark Your Calendars! NGNA/ABNF Webinar to be held Wednesday, January 21st at 1:00 p.m. EST.

*Please note, this webinar was rescheduled from its original December 16th date.

NGNA and the Association of Black Nursing Faculty (ABNF) are pleased to jointly present a webinar to their members on Wednesday, January 21st at 1:00 pm EST, titled Teaching Cultural Awareness to Nursing Students. To register for the webinar, click here.

The faculty member for this activity is:

Linda Hassler, RN, GCNS-BC, MSN, FNGNA
Clinical Associate Professor
Rutgers University
Newark, New Jersey

There is no conflict of interest for any planner or presenter of this activity.

Linda Hassler is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at Rutgers University. Previously, she developed the Cultural Ambassador program at Meridian Health in Neptune, New Jersey. She is a member of the Transcultural Nursing Society, and a Fellow with the Stanford Geriatric Education Center. Linda has been an active member of NGNA since 2007, and has previously served on its Board of Directors for two years as a Director-at-Large.

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Define ethnogeriatrics
  • Describe steps to enhance cultural awareness among nursing students

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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Geriatric Nursing Journal Call for Submissions

Consider submitting your manuscripts on innovative research or clinical work and projects relevant to care of older adults to Geriatric Nursing. Geriatric Nursing is one of our premier journals addressing the care of older adults and publications are disseminated widely to multiple association members including members of NGNA; the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association; the American Assisted Living Nursing Association; NICHE members; and the nursing members of the American Geriatric Society. In addition Geriatric Nursing has a wide electronic and individual subscription dissemination.

Addition Reasons to submit to Geriatric Nursing:
  • Terrific Impact Factor for a specialty nursing journal
  • Average first decision response time of 4 weeks
  • Average time from submission to acceptance of 6 months, including revisions
  • Opportunity to be recognized in your area of specialization
We invite and encourage student work and Doctor of Nursing Practice work as well as publications from dissertations and those engaged in ongoing research activities and advanced clinical work. Submissions should be forward to Ibby Tanner and Alyce Ashcraft.