President's Message:Joanne Alderman, March 2017

By Joanne Alderman, MSN,RN,BC,APRN, FNGNA

NGNA Members,

Our plans for the NGNA October 2017 Conference are well underway. We plan to be in Chicago at the Big Ten Conference Center. Our Web Site will have more information shortly . Our Conference Planning Committee Chair, Linda Bub, is working with the Board of Directors and has quite a program planned  for us. Linda is also readying the “call for abstracts”. We welcome and encourage your submissions for Research, Evidence-Based Practice, and Quality Improvement projects.

May is an important month for Nurses National Nurse Aide Week/May 6-12, National Nurses Week/May 9-15, and International Nurses Day/May 12 (a date that also coincides with Florence Nightingale’s birthday), National Student Nurses Day/May 8 National School Nurses’ Day/May 10th, and National Nursing Home week/May 14-20 are fast approaching. Let’s celebrate!!!

I want to encourage all members to think seriously about beginning an NGNA Chapter in your community. Please contact Linda Hassler, Board Liaison, Chapter President’s Forum for further information.

I hope you are enjoying our new monthly newsletters.  Please consider writing for the newsletter.  We need you!

Our website is being updated, stay tuned. We apologize for the many issues with the website that we encountered as we transitioned to our new management corporation. Our new executive Director, Liz Schumacher has been working tirelessly to fix all of the issues and update our website.  We are confident that all will be resolved shortly. 

Thank you for your commitment to the National Gerontological Nurses Association as we move forward to educate, mentor, and prepare our nursing workforce and the Interprofessional Team to care for and protect the older adults in our country.

Warm Regards,

Joanne Alderman

President, NGNA