2015 Award Winners

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

White House Call with the President on 2015 Open Enrollment

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.

Call Details
  • 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

NGNA Supports Miss Colorado!

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!

National Gerontological Nursing Week (2015)

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!



NICHE 2016: Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for NICHE 2016:

April 17-20, 2016