The public policy positions and statements below are the primary vehicles through which the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA) policy views are articulated.
GAPNA APRN Consensus Statement on Proficiencies for the APRN Gerontological Specialist
In 2015, the GAPNA APRN Consensus Statement on Proficiencies for the APRN Gerontological Specialist was published. The following articles contain clinical cases which highlight GAPNA’s 12 Proficiency Statements that we believe, as an organization, represents the specialty of advanced practice gerontological nursing.
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Additional Policy and Position Statements
- Clinical Practice of GNPs
- GAPNA Consensus Statement on Proficiencies for the APRN Gerontological Specialist
- GAPNA Geropsychiatric Nursing Position Statement: Supporting Evidence for Geropsychiatric Nursing as a Subspecialty of Gerontological Advanced Practice Nursing (updated:6/9/2020)
- Joint Summary Statement - Diagnosing Schizophrenia in Skilled Nursing Centers
- Nurse Practitioner DNP Education, Certification and Titling: A Unified Statement
- Policy and Position Statements
- Primary Care in Long-Term Care Sites: Long-Term Care Sites as Appropriate Clinical Placements for Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Students (updated:6/9/2020)
- Resolution on Advanced Practice Gerontological Nurse Interactions with Industry Representatives