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Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Partners with NGNA to Improve Nursing Care for Older Adults

LAUNCH OF NEW WEBINAR SERIES

The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) and NGNA have joined together to launch a new webinar series to improve nursing care for older adults. The one-hour webinars will be held every month, and then archived on the Hartford Institute e-Learning center (www.hartfordign.org/Spotlight/eLearning/).

These webinars are part of a Gerontological Certification Review “Package” that builds upon the resources of HIGN and NGNA as well as provides resources to improve nursing care of older for all practicing nurses and educators. The webinars, presented by expert faculty from NGNA and HIGN, will present clinical topics relevant to improving the delivery of healthcare to older adults, covering topics such as patient- and family-centered care approach to delirium, fall prevention, medication management, diabetes management . Partners of HIGN and members of NGNA will be able to access these webinars and other resources developed by the Hartford Institute, including the Geronotological Nursing Certification Review Course and other online learning modules, at discounted rates. “We are pleased to partner with NGNA, a national expert and champion for quality care of older patients, “ says Dr. Tara Cortes, executive director of the Hartford Institute. “We are looking forward to joining our resources and sharing our passion for excellence.”

“This new partnership with HIGN not only improves our members access to quality gerontological education and certification review but also allows our member experts to serve as faculty developing evidence-based clinical webinars for a broad audience of nurses, “ says Amy Cotton, MSN, GNP-BC, FAAN, President of the National Gerontological Nursing Association.

The first webinar, “The Patient and Family Centered Care Approach to Delirium Care- From Acute to Long Term Care” presented by Tara Cortes, PhD, RN. FAAN, will be on Friday February 22, 2013 at 1pm. For more information and to register for these webinars, go to, http://www.hartfordign.org/education/webinars/. The fee for each webinar will include one contact hour in nursing.

Through its development of learning materials, advocacy, and promotion of research, HIGN seeks to help nurses and other health care professionals provide older-adult care that promotes healthy, active aging.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING ASSOCIATION
The National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) is dedicated to the care of older adults across diverse care settings. Members include clinicians, educators, and researchers with vastly different educational preparation, clinical roles, and interest in practice issues. Gerontological nursing is the application of a body of knowledge and skills to provide nursing care that meets the unique biopsychosocial and spiritual needs of the diverse older adult population.

ABOUT HARTFORD INSTITUTE FOR GERIATRIC NURSING
The Hartford Institute seeks to shape the quality of health care that older Americans receive by promoting the highest level of geriatric competency in all nurses who deliver care. By raising the standards of nursing care, the Hartford Institute aims to ensure that people age in comfort and dignity. Its initiatives include education, practice, research, and policy. For more information, visit www.HartfordIGN.og.

ABOUT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NURSING
The College of Nursing is one of the leading nursing programs in the United States. It offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master of Arts and Post-Master’s Certificate Programs; a Doctor of Philosophy in Research Theory and Development, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. For more information, visit www.nyu.edu/nursing.

Continuing education in nursing is provided by the NYU College of Nursing Center for Continuing Education in Nursing,which is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.