Geriatric Nurse

Geriatric Nurse

Sponsored by National Gerontological Nursing Association.

Welcome

The Geriatric Nurses Lounge is sponsored by the National Gerontological Nursing Assocation (NGNA). NGNA believes in the contributions of every nursing team member in every setting relating to the care of older adults. To view our website, go to www.ngna.org.

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The Geriatric Nurses Lounge is sponsored by the National Gerontological Nursing Assocation (NGNA). NGNA believes in the contributions of every nursing team member in every setting relating to the care of older adults. To view our website, go to www.ngna.org.

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3493 Lansdowne Drive, Suite 2
Lexington, KY 40517
Phone: 859-977-7453
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  • Registration is now open for the 2016 Annual Convention - GeroFocus

    Posted Jul 28, 2016 by Cody Jones

    Join us in Indianapolis, IN from October 23-25 for NGNA's 2016 Convention - GeroFocus!

    http://www.ngna.org/events/2016-ann...

  • The Impact of Music Therapy in Geriatric Nursing

    Posted Jul 18, 2016 by Kathryn Chambrovich
  • Ready to Further Your Career?

    Posted Oct 15, 2015 by Christi Retzer

    The UTMB School of Nursing is ranked as one of the Best Online Programs by US News & World Report UTMB's Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program has been named in the Top Ten Program in the nation and is the Number One Program in Texas! The AGNP program is for nurses who hold a BSN and have a minimum of one year nursing experience. The program is part-time and provid...

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    The UTMB School of Nursing is ranked as one of the Best Online Programs by US News & World Report UTMB's Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Program has been named in the Top Ten Program in the nation and is the Number One Program in Texas! The AGNP program is for nurses who hold a BSN and have a minimum of one year nursing experience. The program is part-time and provide flexibility. The AGPCNP track is a master's degree program that prepares the graduate for practice in a primary care setting providing care for patients from adolescence through geriatrics. All courses are offered online and require minimal visits to the Galveston campus. The major includes more than 700 clinical hours. A minimum of one year of recent experience as a registered nurse is preferred. Applications are currently open and will close on March 15, 2016. Please see the UTMB School of Nursing website for more information: MSN
    Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Degree | UTMB School of Nursing in Galveston, Texas
    http://www.usnews.com/education/onl...

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  • Best Value Online Master’s in Nursing Gerontology Degree Programs 2015

    Posted Sep 24, 2015 by James Bone

    Best Medical Degrees has researched online programs and have ranked accredited programs based on estimated cost, length of program and curriculum highlights. It's a good beginning point for your gerontology program search.

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    Best Medical Degrees has researched online programs and have ranked accredited programs based on estimated cost, length of program and curriculum highlights. It’s a good beginning point for your gerontology program search.

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  • Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals Meet in Florida to Advance Hospital Innovations in the Care of Older Adult Patients

    Posted May 28, 2015 by Adam Burkhart

    (Photo Caption (left to right): Holly Brown, MSN, GNP-BC, NICHE associate director, Continuing Care, Barbara Bricoli, NICHE executive director, and keynote speaker Pat Quigley, Ph.D., MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, associate director, VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry.)

    Annual Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders Conference Attracts 830 Attendees

    NICHE...

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    (Photo Caption (left to right): Holly Brown, MSN, GNP-BC, NICHE associate director, Continuing Care, Barbara Bricoli, NICHE executive director, and keynote speaker Pat Quigley, Ph.D., MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, associate director, VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry.)

    Annual Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders Conference Attracts 830 Attendees

    NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) recently wrapped up its annual conference in Walt Disney World® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The conference attracted 830 nurses and other healthcare professionals, from 320 NICHE member and non-member hospitals, whose shared purpose is to improve the quality of care for older adult patients. Facilities from 44 states and five countries — U.S., Brazil, Canada, Iceland, and Sweden — were represented.

    The theme of this year's conference was “Innovation Through Leadership.” Conference topics included transitions, cognitive impairment, medication, and patient safety.

    NICHE has launched a post-conference website that features highlights from the four-day event. Site address is: conference2015.nicheprogram.org

    “Our conference was extended to four days this year to accommodate the growing demand for more programming. With the 2015 conference we introduced a research day and roundtable sessions,” says Barbara Bricoli, executive director - NICHE. “The dynamic information exchange inspired the attendees and gave them more tools to foster the change we need to better care for our older adults.

    During the conference, the attendees heard from leading gerontology researchers and practitioners about best practices for care of older adult patients.

    Three keynotes, over 55 podium presentations, 27 roundtable presentations, and over 100 poster presentations offered ways to identify, prevent, reduce, and manage typical geriatric syndromes; explained proven methods for implementing these innovations; and provided both the clinical and financial outcomes achieved.

    Frontline nurses, nurse administrators, physicians, and other healthcare providers who have successfully implemented the NICHE program conducted panels dealing with implementing NICHE across systems, benchmarking, and maximizing use of the NICHE Knowledge Center resources.

    Three healthcare leaders delivered the conference keynote addresses: 


    Eileen Sullivan-Marx, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Dean of New York University College of Nursing, discussed what the world expects of nurses in innovating, educating, and caring for older adults. The dean exhorted nurses “to transform the healthcare system and make prevention, wellness, and primary care the foundation of care.”

    Eric A. Coleman, M.D., MPH, professor of medicine and head of the division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver, Colo., presented on transitions. Dr. Coleman’s work in care transitions is focused on improving quality and safety.

    Patricia Quigley, Ph.D., MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, associate director, VISN 8 Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, Tampa, Fla., spoke about actionable elements of a fall prevention program and cited the objective to “review important patient safety practices for evidence of effectiveness, implementation, and adoption.”

    A poster session, meanwhile, showcased an array of initiatives and research by NICHE and non-NICHE hospitals. Five winning posters were chosen:

    • Cognitive Impairment: “Nursing Driven Acute Delirium Prevention” - Summa Barberton (Ohio) Hospital
    • Medication Problems: “Use of Opiate Medications for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Management in Older Adults” - Rosa Parks Geriatric WISH/Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.
    • Patient Safety: “Creation and Validation of an Investigator Developed Peri-Operative Pressure Ulcer Risk Assessment Tool” - Akron (Ohio) General Medical Center
    • Patient Safety: “Creating a Best Practice Osteoporosis Protocol in Elderly Hip Fracture Patients” - Texas Health Harris Hospital Fort Worth (Tex.)
    • Transitions: “A Positive Discharge ‘Touch’: Implementation of a Centralized Nurse-Led Hospital Discharge Telephone Call Program” - University of California, San Francisco (Calif.) Medical Center

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  • Surfing the Silver Tsunami: Caring for Older Patients and Their Families

    Posted Apr 9, 2015 by Kathryn Chambrovich
  • Save the Date - 13th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference

    Posted Mar 10, 2015 by Sean Bennett

    Save the Date - August 31-September 1, 2015

    Make your plans now to join us for our;

    13th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference
    "The Aging Brain: Exploring the Intersection of Behavioral and Cognitive Disorders"

    This Year's Conference Will be Held at the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, by Salt Lake City, Utah

    Presented By: Division of Geriatrics, University of Utah...

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    Save the Date – August 31-September 1, 2015

    Make your plans now to join us for our;

    13th Annual Rocky Mountain Geriatrics Conference
    "The Aging Brain: Exploring the Intersection of Behavioral and Cognitive Disorders”

    This Year’s Conference Will be Held at the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, by Salt Lake City, Utah

    Presented By: Division of Geriatrics, University of Utah, School of Medicine

    For more information, as it becomes available, can be found at: http://medicine.utah.edu/internalme... or if you have conference questions, please contact Jack Christensen at (801)582-1565 x2435 or jack.christensen@utah.edu.

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  • Why NGNA?

    Posted Feb 12, 2015 by Cody Jones

    The National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) believes in the contribution of every nursing team member in every setting relating to those who care for older adults. Regardless of your educational background or experience, if you care for older adults, NGNA is the organization for you!

    NGNA is made up of a growing, dynamic and dedicated group of nursing profess...

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    The National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) believes in the contribution of every nursing team member in every setting relating to those who care for older adults. Regardless of your educational background or experience, if you care for older adults, NGNA is the organization for you!

    NGNA is made up of a growing, dynamic and dedicated group of nursing professionals who share ideas and information to improve care for older adults. NGNA is recognized as a leader in gerontology and actively collaborates with other nursing organizations to ensure the best outcomes for our patients.

    NGNA provides its members with many member benefits and is continually working to add new ones. Whether you are searching for continuing education opportunities, access to relevant, career-related resources, networking opportunities or policy and legislative updates, NGNA is the place for you!

    NGNA members can also attend the Annual Convention at a discounted rate. The convention is a great opportunity for attendees to meet like-minded professionals from across the country, listen to top-level, national speakers and take home new and innovative ideas for their workplace.

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  • National Gerontological Nursing Association 2015 Annual Convention

    Posted Jan 29, 2015 by Garret Armes

    The National Gerontological Nursing Association invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 2015 Annual Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana October 1-3, 2015.

    Abstracts are sought from nurses and other disciplines that specialize in the care of older adults in all areas of clinical practice, administration, research, and education. Abstracts are welcomed f...

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    The National Gerontological Nursing Association invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 2015 Annual Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana October 1-3, 2015.

    Abstracts are sought from nurses and other disciplines that specialize in the care of older adults in all areas of clinical practice, administration, research, and education. Abstracts are welcomed from those working in hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living, home health, community health, hospice, schools of nursing, government and military, and industry.

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