• 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.

    Earn up to 18 CNE hours.

     

    Find out more about it and REGISTER today!

  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

    Find out about it!

  • ConventionCALL FOR: Podium and Poster Abstracts

    For the 38th GAPNA Annual Conference
    at the Hyatt Regency
    New Orleans, LA, September 24-26, 2020

    GAPNA members are invited to submit an abstract about their innovative work, that should enrich the APRN's knowledge and/or enhance the care of an older adult.

    Find out more info and deadline dates

  • FREE continuing education credit is available for the following session:

    "Meaningful Conversations throughout the Course of Illness"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)


    For November/December 2019 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

About the GAPNA Foundation

The National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners Foundation (NCGNPF) was created for the purpose of supporting NCGNP members in education, research, and practice.

In 2008 the NCGNPF name was changed to the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association Foundation (GAPNAF).


Mission

The mission of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association Foundation, Inc. (GAPNAF) is twofold:

  1. to provide financial grants to support scholarly research and projects related to gerontological nursing, and
  2. to provide educational opportunities for registered nurses and advanced practice nurses working with older adults.

Goals

The goals of the GAPNAF are to promote leadership and scholarship in advanced nursing practice, education, and research to enhance the health care for older adults through:

  • Resource development: Develop revenue streams to sustain scholarly activities;
  • Scholarly activities: Provide financial support for research and educational opportunities; and,
  • Administrative activities: Enhance the organizational structure and function of the Foundation.

Founding Contributors to the GAPNA Foundation are:

Chapters: Members:
Chicagoland Chapter of GAPNA
Ohio Chapter of GAPNA
Great Lakes Chapter of GAPNA
Gulf Coast Chapter of GAPNA

Lynn Chilton, DSN, GNP
Virginia Lee Cora, DSN, GNP
MJ Henderson, MSN, GNP
Charlotte Kelley, MSN, GNP
Barbara B Phillips, DNS, GNP
Mary Pat Rapp, PhD, GNP
Barbara Resnick, PhD, GNP
Sharon MaGuire, GNP