GERO Nursing Conference Information
Members of the ND Partners in Nursing Gerontology Consortium have been busy in the preparation and planning stages for our 1st Annual GERO Nursing Conference: “Geriatric Education for Reframing Outcomes.” The purpose of the conference is to provide an educational and networking opportunity for nurses interested in enhancing the care of older adults. Please save the date for our conference on April 11th in Fargo, ND. Target audiences includes nursing faculty and nurses from all settings, including hospice, acute, clinic, nursing home, assisted living, public health, home care, and faith communities. Nursing students interested in gerontology nursing are encouraged to attend, also. Please share this information with anyone who you feel would be interested.
Registration is $25 which includes a lunch sponsored by Elim Rehab & Care Center, and 5.5 contact hours. Please click on the link for the conference brochure and registration form.
If you have further questions, please contact Loretta Heuer, PhD, RN, FAAN at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-231-8205.
GERO Conference Brochure
Summer Nurse Camp 2014
It's time to start getting ready for this years Summer Edventures in Nursing Camp! Please see the flyer and application items below.
Summer Nurse Camp Applications and Flyer
North Dakota Partners In Nursing Gerontology Consortium Project
The NDSU Department of Nursing and Dakota Medical Foundation have been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant from Partner's Investing in Nursing's Future to address nursing workforce shortages specific to gerontology in North Dakota. Nine grants were received nationwide. Dakota Medical Foundation also is providing $250,000 in match funding for the project.
The funding will support the North Dakota Partners in Nursing Gerontology Consortium Project, which will develop a state model for gerontology in nursing education that will facilitate communication and a common infrastructure for technical expertise, establishment of standards, sharing of models and establishing outcome measures for evaluation. The consortium will increase awareness of health career opportunities among area youth, enhance community recruitment and retention efforts and enhance the gerontology practice environment.
The fastest growing age cohort in North Dakota is people 85 and older. From 2000-05, the age cohort increased by more than 16 percent, and, as a result, North Dakota ranks first nationally in the proportion of residents 85 years of age and older. The changing patient demographics make the recruitment and retention of gerontological health care professionals essential.
Partner's Investing in Nursing's (PIN) Future is a partnership of the Northwest Health Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support the capacity, involvement and leadership of the local foundations to advance the nursing profession in their own communities.