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.

Mental Health Month Resources for Older Adults

Excessive anxiety that causes distress or that interferes with daily activities is not a normal part of aging, and can lead to a variety of health problems and decreased functioning in everyday life.

Please see the PDF Fact Sheet on Older Adults from the Mental Health America and National Council on Aging.

A Tool Kit can be downloaded from the Mental Health America web site.

Gerontological Nurse Certification Review Course

Morristown Medical Center is hosting a Gerontological Nurse Certification Review Course on June 1-2. This course will be presented by ANCC.

For more information, click here to view the event flyer.

Thursday, April 23, 2015: Retirement Security Webinar

Americans are living longer than ever; as a result, older adults have more opportunity to enhance the economy, enrich their communities, and enjoy their families. But longer lives can also bring challenges to Americans’ financial security. Additionally, as private pension options change, and fewer workers spend their careers with a single employer, the sources of retirement security are changing, too. This webinar will provide an overview of best practices to help ensure greater opportunity and ability to enjoy a financially secure retirement.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015, 3-4 p.m. EDT.

The webinar will feature:
Cindy Hounsell
WISER, the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement

J. Mark Iwry
Senior Advisory to the Secretary of the Treasury and
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Retirement and Health Policy
U.S. Treasury Department

David Laibson
The Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics
Harvard University

Nora Super
Executive Director
2015 White House Conference on Aging

We hope you will join this engaging discussion about best practices to help ensure a financially secure retirement. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions during the webinar.

Advance registration is required!

Please RSVP by April 22, 2015. Click here to register.

Click here for more information about the White House Conference on Aging.

May is Older Americans' Month!

May is Older Americans’ Month, and this year the theme is Get into the Act. In the spirit of Older Americans’ Month, we encourage our members to consider donating to the NGNA Mission Advancement Fund. The Mission Advancement Fund was created by the NGNA Board of Directors to provide resources for projects and activities that advance NGNA’s core purpose – to improve nursing care given to older adults. Click here to donate online.

For more information on Older Americans’ Month, simply click here. You will have the opportunity to download numerous items to encourage observance and awareness of this month, such as a poster, banner and logo that may be incorporated into your workplace. There are many other ways to take action and be involved.

Thank you for all you do, no matter your specific role or interest in NGNA - The only inclusive nursing organization for gerontological nursing in the country!