• CoronaCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

    In an effort to support our members with the most updated information on COVID-19 we developed this resource page to easily access current CDC information and other resources to assist you professionally and personally.

    We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available and welcome your input as we navigate through this situation. As health care professionals it is our job to educate our patients and families on prevention and the what to do if someone is symptomatic.

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  • 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsGAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    Rescheduled, so you won't miss a thing! Find out what to do next!

    April 20-24, 2021, Honolulu, Hawaii

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  • AwardCall for Excellence Award Nominations

    The awards are: Emerging Chapter Award, Established Chapter Excellence Award, Special Interest Group Excellence Award, Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, Excellence in Community Service Award, Excellence in Education Award, Excellence in Leadership Award, and Excellence in Research Award.

    The nominations are tallied in July and the winners are announced every year during the Awards Celebration at the GAPNA Annual Conference.

    Now is the time to nominate a colleague or yourself - DEADLINE is June 1, 2020.

    Get started... nominate today!

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

    "Safety and Utility of Cannabis in the Elderly"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

    For March/April 2020 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

Cross Cultural Care

Providing Resources for Culturally Competent Health Care

by Kate Aldrich

The primary goal the Cross Cultural Care SIG is to inform GAPNA membership of the unique needs of different cultural groups.

The details include the following:

  • Identify healthcare issues relevant to older adults in culturally diverse communities.
  • Describe universalities, disparities, challenges, and barriers to providing culturally competent health care by APRNs to older adults and families of diverse groups.
  • Provide educational programs and informational resources for APRNs in clinical practice settings relevant to providing culturally competent health care to older adults and their families in diverse communities.

To that end, we have presented sessions at the GAPNA Annual Conference for the past five years, first as the LGBTQ focus group, and for the last two years as a SIG.

This year we are taking a break and looking into issues surrounding homeless elders.

We are working on an article to expand on the needs of older adults with lifelong intellectual and developmental disabilities in response to some of the comments from our presentation last fall.

Kate Aldrich, PhD, NP, APRN-BC

View the GAPNA Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Plan your trip to the nation’s capital during GAPNA’s Annual Conference, September 26-29, 2018 by checking out all the things to do, places to eat, and ways to have fun.

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