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Working towards optimal health for all older adults

NHCGNE is a specialty organization dedicated to optimal health and quality of life for older adults.

We are a 501(c)3 organization building upon the legacy of The John A. Hartford Foundation, which represents the gold standard of excellence in gerontology. Join us for the opportunity to build your institution into a gerontological nursing powerhouse.

2024 Annual Conference

Our 2024 NHCGNE Annual Conference will be held virtually on October 22-24, the premier leadership development conference in gerontological nursing!  This conference will featured commissioned white papers, plenary sessions, leadership workshops, discussant reports and panel discussions that explore the current state of knowledge about national and international aging, dementia and mental health science, curricular innovations, evidence-based clinical practice, and health policies. Please save the date in your calendars!

2024 DEGN Award Applications Now Open

We are now accepting applications for a Certificate of Recognition for Excellence as a Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing by the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. Please follow the link below to learn more and apply.

2024 New Partnership with NHCGNE & RGN

We are excited to announce our that National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence now has an official journal, Research in Gerontological Nursing(RGN)! NHCGNE members get 20% off a subscription to Research in Gerontolgical Nursing. Contact NHCGNE for your discount code.

New Gerontological Nursing Courses

NHCGNE has partnered with NACNS (National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists) to offer two gerontological nursing courses. These courses are led by instructors who are NHCGNE members and accomplished nursing educators and leaders in their respective domains.

International SIG is looking for members

The NHCGNE International SIG is looking for members. Members of this active group exchange ideas and develop goals and strategies for creating international engagement.


Support from the John A. Hartford Foundation ended in 2016. In our commitment to continue the legacy of these generous years of funding, which provided the impetus for the ascendance of the discipline of gerontologic nursing, NHCGNE is spearheading a fundraising campaign to continue to support operations of the NHCGNE. Your gift will ensure our parents, grandparents and loved ones all get the very best, researched-based gerontological nursing care available.

NHCGNE Leaders Chronical Gerontological Nursing Initiatives

NHCGNE leaders, Claudia J. Beverly and J Taylor Harden, have written a tremendous article in Science Direct that chronicles the John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) funded gerontological nursing initiatives 1996-present.