The conference theme is “Personhood & Caring: Honouring the Older Adult’s Life Journey”.
Registration is now open! Register now to take advantage of the early registration rate.
The discounted member’s rate has been extended to all NGNA members!
As the largest segment of the health care workforce and the professionals who spend the most time with patients, nurses bring essential experience and insight to efforts to improve access and quality and lower health care costs. The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action is working to prepare nurses to address our nation’s most pressing health care challenges—access, quality, and cost.
To mobilize diverse health care stakeholders and the nursing community to connect with others across the country, we have launched a new website and online community – www.CampaignforAction.org/Community. The online community offers opportunities for people to showcase their work and share the latest news; webinars hosted by leading experts across health care, business and government; discussions; a listing of Campaign for Action events around the country; and opportunities to ask questions and find resources and tools.
TeamSTEPPS for Long-Term Care was created specifically for nursing home staff, but can be adapted and applied to other long-term care settings such as assisted living communities. This release is a new addition to the TeamSTEPPS curriculum, which has improving patient safety as its goal. It includes new materials to demonstrate how to use communication tools in quality improvement projects.
TeamSTEPPS Long-Term Care is available in DVD format and includes PowerPoint presentations, teaching modules, exercises, and video vignettes that can be used to train staff. In addition, it is available on AHRQ’s Web site. To order copies of the DVD, contact the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at AHRQPubs@ahrq.hhs.gov or call (800) 358-9295. Copies are also available at www.ahrq.gov/teamsteppstools/longtermcare.
Distinguished Service Award
Martha B. Sparks, PhD, GCNS-BC, FNGNA
Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award – APRN
Claudia Chaperon, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC
Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award – RN
Erin Ament, RN
Judith Braun Excellence in Research Award2012 Finalists:
Todd Monroe, PhD, RN-BC
Assessing Advanced Cancer Pain in People with Dementia at End-of-Life
Nancy B. Lerner, DNP, RN
RN Staffing and Quality in Nursing Homes
Award Presented To: Todd Monroe, PhD, RN-BC
Innovations in Practice Award2012 Finalists:
Linda Bub, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC
The 3D Room: Educating nurses on delirium in their practice environment
Susan J. Gordon, ACNP-BC, GNP-BC, FGNLA
Bedside Coaching to Improve Nurses’ Recognition of Delirium
Sheila B. Delp, RN,MSN,GCNS-BC
Telephone Calls After Discharge to Assess and Clarify Discharge Instructions
Tamara L. Burket, MS,ACNS-BC,GCNS-BC,CCRN,FGNLA
Transitioning Elders Across the Continuum of Healthcare: Let the STARS (Safety, Teamwork, Advocacy, Rounding, & SPICES) Guide Older Adults to a Safe Harbor
Award Presented To: Linda Bub, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC
Recognition of Scholarship RecipientsMary Opal Wolanin Scholarship
Graduate Student Recipient: Nicole Ortiz
Undergraduate Student Recipient: Rachel Mjones
Cindy Shemansky Travel Scholarship
Kelley Isringhaus, RN
EBP Category: Suzanne Fehr, RN-BC, MS, NE-BC and Joselin Bodaghi
Zero Pressure Ulcers
Research Category: Carol Enderlin, PhD, RN and Janet Rooker, MNSc., RNP
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Sleep Quality and Mood in Community-Dwelling Older Women with and without Breast Cancer
Student Poster: Ted Bailly, BSN, RN and Karen Yancopoulos
Student Perceptions of Older Adults: Outcomes of an Aging Sensitivity Program, A Qualitative Inquiry
Student Leadership Award
Graduate Student Recipient: Shalome Tomelli
Undergraduate Student Recipients: Claire Knaplund (recognized at convention); Lauren Schulze
Conferment of 2012 NGNA Fellows:
Sheila Delp, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC, ACNS-BC
Sarah Jean Fisher, BA, RN-BC, MSN
Melodee Harris, PhD, APN, GNP-BC
Linda J. Hassler, RN, MS, GCNS-BC
Jeanne St. Pierre, MN, RN, GCNS-BC
Sharon Wexler, PhD, RN, BC
Mary Rita Hurley, RN, MPA
Nanci McLeskey, MCG, MDiv, RN-BC, FNGNA
Amy Cotton, MSN, APRN-BC, FNGNA
Caryl Mayo, MS, RN, FNGNA
Jean M. Gaines, RN, Ph.D.
Melodee Harris, Ph.D., APN, GNP-BC
Joanne Alderman, MSN,RN,BC,APRN, FNGNA
Elizabeth "Ibby" Tanner, Ph.D., RN, FNGNA
Linda Hassler, RN, MS, GCNS-BC, FNGNA