Developed through a partnership between the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) and The John A. Hartford Foundation, and currently funded by the Hearst Foundations and Hill-Rom, Inc., the Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA) is an exciting, intense and career-changing 18-month experience for nurses who are committed to leading health care practice changes for older adults. The purpose of GNLA is to develop the leadership skills of geriatric nurses in positions of influence in a variety of health care settings. GNLA prepares geriatric nurses to effectively lead interprofessional teams to improve the quality of health care for older adults and their families.
What is POGOe? The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe) is a free public repository of a growing collection of geriatric educational materials in various e-learning formats, including lectures, exercises, virtual patients, case-based discussions, simulations, as well as links to other resources. New products are added every month.
POGOe's mission is to promote geriatric education through the provision and encouragement of free exchange of teaching and assessment materials that support the fields of geriatrics and gerontology.
Funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, POGOe is managed by Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, on behalf of the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP). The site is a partnership between Mount Sinai and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Departments of Biomedical Informatics and Division of Geriatrics.
IGS received permission from POGOe! to link to the website and invite IGS members to use materials developed by leading educators in the field of geriatric medicine and gerontology.
Care Transitions Search
Search here for high-quality content related to quality improvement for seriously ill patients. Designed to support quality improvement efforts in healthcare, this particular search widget helps healthcare organizers quickly find reliable and actionable content on how to reduce hospital re-admissions, improve care for frail elders, and improve the way care transitions are made.
CEU Opportunity for Nursing Faculty and Geriatric Nurses
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder of adults, yet a survey showed that there is often minimal content in nursing school curricula on PD.
The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program is a 37 CEU approved nursing faculty development course which provides didactics, clinical time with patients, participation in a PD support group and the opportunity to develop an independent project. A $2,000 stipend accompanies the 37 CEUs for nursing faculty who complete the requirements.
In addition to the track for university based nursing faculty, there is a track for non-university based nurses who specialize in care of the elderly and/or impact nursing education in geriatric centers and long-term facilities.
There were 7 program locations in 2012. The next program will be in your area, at Northwestern University Feb 4-8, 2013. Host site programs have expert faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized as leaders in PD.
Nurse faculty in geriatrics, neurology and community health would benefit from applying to this program.