NGNA is is pleased to announce the award winners from the 2015 Annual Convention: Outstanding Nurse Educator Award
Presented to: Elizabeth “Ibby” Tanner, PhD, RN, FNGNA
Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award – APRN
Presented to: Joanne Alderman, MSN, APRN-CNS, RN-BC, FNGNA
Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award – RN
Presented to: Maureen Watson, RN
Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award – CNA/UDCP
Presented to: Mary Johnson
Outstanding Chapter Award
Presented to: Florida Gerontological Nursing Association (FLGNA)
New Chapter Recognition
Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter
Central Virginia Chapter
Innovations in Practice Award
Improving End-of-Life Care: Evidence-based Curriculum for Nursing Students
Nanci McLeskey, MCG, MDiv, RN-BC, FNGNA
Student Leadership Awards
Graduate Recipient: Marion Trumbull
Undergraduate Recipient: Jessica Marshall
Mary Opal Wolanin Scholarship
2015 Graduate Recipient: Sharon Coffey
2015 Undergraduate Recipient: Salina Smialek
Cindy Shemansky Travel Scholarship
Charlotte Radu, BSN, RN, BC
Conferment of 2015 NGNA Fellows
Alyce Ashcraft, PhD, RN, CCRN, CNS, CNE, FNGNA
Beth Culross, RN, GCNS-BC, CRRN, FNGNA
Beverly Heasley, BSN, RN, MBA, FNGNA
Debra Sanders, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, FNGNA
You are invited to join a conference call on Wednesday, November 4th at 2:25 PM ET with President Barack Obama and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell to discuss the upcoming open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act. We encourage you to circulate this invitation to all of your members, volunteers, and partners who will engage in enrollment efforts during the open enrollment period from November 1st to January 31st.
- Date: Wednesday, November 4th
- Time: 2:25 PM ET, please join 5-7 minutes early to avoid connection delays
- RSVP: To receive the dial-in information, click HERE and enter access code 373038
Wear your stethoscope on Monday, September 21, no matter where you work, to show support and recognize the hard work and heroes that we are as nurses everywhere!
Celebrate National Gerontological Nursing Week!
The National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) is celebrating National Gerontological Nursing Week, scheduled for September 28 – October 2, 2015. This will also coincide with the dates of NGNA’s Annual Convention, which will be held this year at the Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana, from October 1-3. Click here for further details and registration information for this year’s convention.
The purpose of the weeklong celebration is to raise awareness of the continual need for Nursing Excellence for the Older Adult. In order to achieve that goal, NGNA members would like to raise awareness about the growing need for gerontological nurses and the need for increased training and educational opportunities that will equip all nurses to meet the psychological, medical and social needs of older adults.
Click here to view a press kit for this upcoming event, which includes a sample press release, news article, and letter to your editor – perfect to send to your local newspaper or other publications. You’ll also find tips to effectively spread the word to local government officials, as well as ways you can recognize your colleagues and spread the message of appreciation throughout your workplace.
Share your Stories!
NGNA is soliciting stories that pay tribute to the gerontological nurse. You may want to recognize a colleague or friend who serves older adults each day, and is particularly passionate about the mission of this chosen profession. Perhaps you or someone you know may want to thank a gerontological nurse who has cared for you or your family member. Share your story with us, and NGNA may publish it on our web site or other promotional materials!
Please contact NGNA Headquarters with any questions. We look forward to joining you to celebrate our gerontological nurses during this special week!
- Press Kit - Includes a sample press release, news article, and letter to the editor
- Community Recognition Tips - Getting a local proclamation for National Gerontological Nursing Week can be easy -- if you know how to go about it.
- Sample Gubernatorial/Mayoral Proclamation
- Poster (Horizontal) - Printable 11" x 8.5" poster promoting National Gerontological Nursing Week
- Email Banner - Promote National Gerontological Nursing Week by including this banner in your emails
- Facebook page