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Applications Are Being Accepted for the Sigma Theta Tau International/NGNA Research Grant

The purpose of the Sigma Theta Tau International/National Gerontological Nursing Association research grant is to support nursing research that will help improve health care for older adults. Funds for this grant are provided by Sigma Theta Tau International and the National Gerontological Nursing Association. For more information or to apply please visit www.nursingsociety.org/Research/Grants/Pages/NGNAGrant.aspx.
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We Can’t Wait: Administration Announces New Steps to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

The Obama Administration announced on February 14 new efforts to fight Alzheimer’s disease, including immediately making an additional $50 million available for cutting-edge Alzheimer’s research. In addition, the administration announced that its Fiscal Year 2013 budget will boost funding for Alzheimer’s research by $80 million. Today’s announcement also includes an additional $26 million in caregiver support, provider education, public awareness and improvements in data infrastructure.

In January 2011, President Obama signed the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, which calls for an aggressive and coordinated national Alzheimer’s disease plan. The Act also establishes an Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services, which brings together some of the Nation’s foremost experts on Alzheimer’s disease to inform the development of the national plan. The preliminary framework for the National Alzheimer’s Disease Plan identifies key goals including preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. As work on the plan continues, the Obama Administration is taking action.

For more information on the efforts to fight Alzheimer’s disease visit: http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2012pres/02/factsheet_alzheimers.html.
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Mayo represents NGNA at the Eldercare Workforce Alliance



A collection of photos from EWA's various advocacy days on Capitol Hill.
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Inova Loudoun Hospital Earns Second Nursing Magnet Recognition

Inova Loudoun Hospital has again attained Magnet® recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program®. This voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing. This credential is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. Inova Loudoun joins sister organizations Inova Fairfax and Inova Fair Oaks hospitals which have also attained Magnet status.

Notification of the designation came via a mid-morning conference call initiated by Patricia Reid Ponte, DNSc, RN, FAAN, chair of the ANCC Commission on Magnet Recognition. On hand to receive the news were members of ILH's Senior Administration led by CEO Randy Kelley and Chief Nursing Officer Lisa Dugan as well as ILH's management team, nursing leadership and staff. "To hold the distinction yet again demonstrates the outstanding level of nursing care afforded the residents of Loudoun County. We are proud to be a Magnet facility," commented Kelley.

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New NGNA On-Line Continuing Education Course Offering Activity


The webinar Advancing NGNA Committee Leadership: Tools for Achieving Outcomes provides essential information, resources, guidance, and support to organization leaders enabling you to lead with confidence and satisfaction and to successfully achieve organization initiatives. The webinar recording lasts approximately 34 minutes. Participants who complete the activity will receive a 1.0 contact hours.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The objectives of the webinar are:
  • Discuss the various role components of committee chairs/co-chairs.
  • Identify resources available to facilitate the successful implementation of committee charges.
  • Describe the process of planning committee activities, setting timelines, evaluating progress, communicating with their board liaison.
Click here to review the instructions and participate in the online activity.