NGNA's Call for Student Poster Abstracts Is OPEN!

The National Gerontological Nursing Association invites all undergraduate and graduate nursing students actively enrolled in a nursing program at any level to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at the 30th Annual Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, from October 1-3, 2015.
Abstracts are sought from undergraduate and graduate nursing students who plan to specialize in the care of older adults in all areas of clinical practice, administration, research, and education. We welcome abstracts that emphasize all settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living, home health, community health, hospice, schools of nursing, government and military, and industry.

The final deadline for Student Poster submissions is August 24, 2015.

For more information and to access the online submission form, click here.

Free Webinar from Justice In Aging: How to Resolve Common Nursing Home Problems

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. ET

Many common nursing home practices are, in fact, illegal. In order to receive the best possible quality of care, a resident or resident’s family member should be familiar with the protections of the federal Nursing Home Reform Law, and understand how to use the law effectively.

This free webinar from Justice In Aging, with Directing Attorney Eric Carlson, will detail the most common problems that crop up—from evictions to excessive medication—and provide practical, clear tips to help family members and advocates navigate solutions.

Presenter: Eric Carlson, Justice in Aging

Click here to register

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.

Registration is Open for the How Person-Centered Care Transforms Working with Persons Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Webcast

LIVE Webcast
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
12:00- 1:30 p.m.

Provided by The Miami Area Geriatric Education Center (MAGEC). This 90 minute presentation is recommended for healthcare professionals and caregivers who provide services to older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. Registrants can access this live webcast from any computer with an Internet connection.

Presenter: Betty Shiels, PhD-C, LCSW
Institutional Director, Ohio Valley Appalachia Region GEC
Director, Kentucky Emergency Preparedness for Aging & Long Term Care Program,
Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

Description: Person-centered care challenges our perception of and relationship with persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). This webinar can transform how providers, family members and caregivers experience the person with ADRD. Person-centered care can serve to increase cooperation from persons with ADRD and lessen provider stress.

Fees:Standard Registration (without continuing education credit): FREE
CEU Registration (includes 1.5 hour CEU credit): $10


Training participants can earn up to 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in the following disciplines: Nursing, Nursing Home Administration, Psychology, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Dietetics and Nutrition, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling. CEUs will be provided to participants with a Florida professional license. Participants from other states must follow up with their state professional board. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

For additional information or if you have any questions contact MAGEC at (305) 355-9123 or at

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.