Call for Student Poster Abstracts OPEN!

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Deadline: Friday, August 22, 2014

The National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) invites all undergraduate and graduate nursing students actively enrolled in a nursing program at any level to submit an abstract for a poster presentation at the Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, from October 2-4, 2014.

Abstracts are sought from undergraduate and graduate nursing students who plan to specialize in the care of older adults in all areas of clinical practice, administration, research, and education. We welcome abstracts that emphasize all settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, assisted living, home health, community health, hospice, schools of nursing, government and military, and industry.

2015 Annual NICHE Conference

The 2015 Annual NICHE Conference is a four day event highlighting evidence based innovations, research and networking opportunities. The goal is to deliver support to hospitals and other healthcare facilities in meeting one of the most critical challenges of our times - quality care of older adults.

Join NICHE and learn more about taking a leadership role in the care of older adult patients. Find out how to drive innovations that improve care across the continuum and lead change in your organization's approach to healthcare for our aging population. For more information please visit:

Externship Opportunity: VCU Massey Cancer Center (Richmond, VA)

This is a week-long mentored immersion course with national faculty in a well-recognized palliative care program. It is targeted for novice A.P.R.N.s or A.P.R.N.s new to palliative care. This externship focuses on adult patients and their families.

A.P.R.N.s are part of the solution for access to palliative care in health care reform. However, many A.P.R.N.s have not had clinical training in palliative care. The goal of this project is to provide palliative education to A.P.R.N.s to have them bring palliative care to their community. The course includes pain and symptom management in clinical practice, communication building, quality, program development and professional development.

There are only 12 externship spots, 6 participants in each cohort. The program is competitive. Selection into the program will be based on geography, entry level into practice, practice setting, and the applicant’s ability to describe their potential impact on his or her community, as well as numerous locations. Applications accepted until August 15, 2014.

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AHRQ Webinar Series

This series of Webinars aims to provide nurse administrators and nurse educators guidance on training using the materials covered in AHRQ’s Improving Patient Safety in Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities Training Modules.

Target Audience: Nurse administrators and nurse educators who provide staff training to first-line care staff, or who work closely with staff at long-term care facilities.

Presenter: Marian D. Edmiston, DEd, MSN, RN-BC

More information and no cost registration available at:

NGNA/HIGN Upcoming Webinars

Register now for upcoming NGNA and HIGN webinars! The webinars, presented by expert faculty from NGNA and HIGN, will present clinical topics relevant to improving the delivery of healthcare to older adults, covering topics such as patient- and family-centered care approach to delirium, fall prevention, medication management, and diabetes management.

NGNA Members: Login to the NGNA website and return to this article to view a 50% discount code for NGNA members to use when registering for the webinar series.

August 6, 2014, 1:00pm-2:00 ET
Aging & HIV: Implications for the Older Adult

September 3, 2014, 1:00pm ET
Mistreatment Detection and Older Adults

October 14, 2014, 1:00-2:00pm ET
Vaccination and Older Adults

November 6, 2014 1:00pm ET
Medication Compliance and Adherence

December 3, 2014
Current Controversies in Ethics, Law and Nursing- Confronting Challenges in Health Care Ethics for those Caring for Older Adults

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