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President's Message Volume 20 Number 2

By Amy Cotton MSN, GNP-BC, FNP-BC, FNGNA, FAAN

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Amy Cotton Greetings,
 
I love the changing of seasons in Maine and spring is no exception.  For any of you in areas of the country where things are coming back to life, you know what a boost it is for us all.  It is a fitting time to share with you some exciting news as well.        
 
I am thrilled to share with you a major national collaboration for NGNA and significant new member benefit.  The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) has joined with us to launch a new webinar series to improve nursing care for older adults.  NGNA will provide expert faculty for six webinars each year and present clinical topics relevant to improving the delivery of healthcare to older adults.  Members of NGNA will be able to access these webinars and other resources developed by the Hartford Institute, including the Gerontological Nursing Certification Review Course and other online learning modules, at heavily discounted rates. The webinars will also produce revenue for the organization.  This is a win-win and I hope all of you will take advantage of this new member benefit.
 
For those of you with sharp eyes, did you notice anything new about the NGNA logo?  Notice the new tagline: Where Compassion meets purpose.  Your board leaders thoughtfully crafted a short description to describe to the world who NGNA is.   I know you have all had experiences where people have asked “gero what?” when we tell them about NGNA.  We felt it was important to differentiate our nursing organization from others.  Our mission is clear – to improve nursing care for older adults.  We now have a tagline that truly shares member passion and purpose.        
 
Thank you all for your commitment to NGNA, the only inclusive nursing organization for gerontological nursing in the country!