NGNA 2015 Awards

Please find below the award submissions for each of the following categories.

Distinguished Nurse Educator Award
Pi-Ming Yeh, RN, Ph.D.
Barbara Cochrane, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Sharon Wexler, Ph.D., RN, BC, FNGNA Kristine Talley
Elizabeth "Ibby" Tanner, Ph.D., FNGNA, FAAN

Chapter Award

Cindy Shemansky Travel Scholarship
Carla Campbell
Charlotte Radu
Jessica Marshall
Lynn Rodgers

Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award - APRN
Joanne Alderman, MS-N, APRN-CNS, RN-BC, FNGNA (Board Certification - Geriatrics)

Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award - RN
Maureen Watson

Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award - CNA/UDCP
Mary Johnson

Gerontological Nursing Student Leadership Award (Graduate)
Marion Trumbull
Mariya Kovaleva

Gerontological Nursing Student Leadership Award (Undergraduate)
Jessica Marshall
Kaitlyn Maier
Stephanie Olmanni
Megan Klotz

Mary Opal Wolanin Scholarship (Graduate)
Kelli Borland
Sharon Coffey

Mary Opal Wolanin Scholarship (Undergraduate)
Kaitlyn Maier
Salina Smialek
Janelle Gedmin
Chetara Bartee


Race to Improve the Care of Older Adults - Register Now to Join Us in Indianapolis!

It’s that time of year again! Online registration is now available for NGNA’s 30th Annual Convention – we’re looking forward to seeing you in Indianapolis!
Join NGNA members and other like-minded professionals from October 1 - 3, to engage in a variety of worthwhile events – general sessions led by local and national thought leaders, concurrent sessions and poster presentations by your peers and colleagues, and plenty of networking opportunities in between.
Take advantage of this opportunity to earn top-level education, get up to speed on association news and industry trends, and access valuable resources that you won’t find anywhere else.
Register now to qualify for the discounted fee, available through September 4th.
Click here to access more information – including the schedule-at-a-glance, sponsorship opportunities, convention brochure, and pre-convention session information.

Call for Manuscripts from the Aging Special Issues Editor for Best Practices for Mental Health!

The editor for the journal Best Practices for Mental Health is requesting manuscripts on intervention studies or reviews with a focus on aging. The deadline is June 30.

To view the Journal's website, click here.

To view the submission guidelines, click here.

NGNA Represented at CGNA

NGNA was well represented during the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (CGNA) 18th Biennial Conference, May 27-30 in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

NGNA member Linda Hassler, RN, MS, GCNS-BC, FNGNA, greeted attendees during the Welcome Ceremony on behalf of NGNA and she also presented a Concurrent Session titled "Development of a Nurse Residency Program for Long Term Care New Nurses in NJ."

To read Linda Hassler's report on the event, click here.

To view photos from the event, click here.

An Accelerated Review Symposium for the ANCC Generalist Gerontological Nursing Certification Exam

Course Description: This two-day symposium will focus on selected geriatric health issues and provide registered nurses with classroom instruction and advanced practice Gerontological nursing expertise to prepare them to study for and take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) generalist Gerontological Nurse Certification exam. Strategies to enhance test-taking skills will be emphasized.

Target Audience: Registered Nurses who care for older adults. LPNs are welcome to enroll; however they are not eligible to take the ANCC Gerontological Nurse exam.

Date: August 26 AND August 27, 2015 (In order to receive CEUs, attendance is required both days.)

Time: 8am - 4:30pm (lunch on your own)

Location: Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center Auditorium, 8303 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68114

To view the event flyer, click here.