For 40 years, GAPNA has been the voice for advanced practice nurses who work with older adults in a wide variety of practice settings. This presentation provides a historical perspective on the advanced practice nurse roles in gerontology. A chronological timeline is discussed on external forces and drivers of the role. The future of the APRN gerontological specialist certification is explored with a distinct focus on the impact to GAPNA and the survival of our specialty.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 10/2/2023.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Conference Planning Committee Disclosures: No planning committee member discloses any actual or potential conflict of interest.
Abstract Reviewers: Margaret Bowers, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN discloses that she serves as an NPACE consultant on cardiology topics for primary care. No other abstract reviewer discloses any actual or potential conflict of interest. Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: No speaker discloses any actual or potential conflict of interest.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).
Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the participant will be able to describe at least two potential benefits of the APRN gerontological specialist certification.