Working towards optimal health for all older adults


Organizations Addressing the Needs of Older Adults

Hartford Featured Resources

ConsultGeri is the evidence-based geriatric clinical nursing website of The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, at the NYU Rory Myers College of Nursing. The site is full of Interprofessional resources, including: Evidence-based geriatric protocols for managing over 30 common syndromes and conditions; The Try This:® Assessment series with over 60 nationally recommended instruments; Hospital competencies for older adults for use in nurse orientation and evaluation; An e-Learning system with online modules for continuing education and test prep; Opportunities to acquire continuing education contact hours.

Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN)

The mission of the Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing is to ensure older adults achieve optimal health and quality of life. HIGN is the geriatric arm of the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, and has become, over the years, a global resource for all those who wish to advance geriatric care through nursing leadership and interprofessional team care.

Featured Resources

The Geropsychiatric Nursing Initiative (GPNI) Learning Modules

The Geropsychiatric Nursing Initiative (GPNI) Learning Modules GPNI provides online learning in mental health and aging for advanced practice registered nurses and other graduate-prepared nurses and nursing students. NHCGNE is pleased to provide its members with these introductory videos of the five modules created by GPNI.


These continuing education modules represent a component of the Geropsychiatric Nursing Initiative to provide online learning in mental health and aging for advanced practice registered nurses and other graduate-prepared nurses and nursing students. The modules were made possible through generous support from the Geropsychiatric Nursing Initiative, a partnership of the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. A special thank you to leaders of the John A. Hartford Foundation’s Geropsychiatric Nursing Collaborative for their consultation and support for these continuing education modules and vision for geropsychiatric nursing.


Gerontological Education Resources


In January of 2015, the National League for Nursing (NLN) launched ACESXPRESS, a digital campaign introducing new free ACE resources that address challenges and best practices in gerontology. ACESXPRESS delivers concise strategies and opportunities for peer-to-peer communication and collaboration.

University of Minnesota, School of Nursing
Look at Me Video

A Dignity Care Video

News and Information

Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce

The Institute of Medicine charged the ad hoc Committee on the Future Health Care Workforce for Older Americans to determine the health care needs of Americans over 65 years of age and to assess those needs through an analysis of the forces that shape the health care workforce, including education and training, models of care, and public and private programs.

Improving Dementia Long-Term Care

A Policy Blueprint, Santa Monica, CA; RAND Corporation, 2014

Health AGEnda

The John A. Hartford Foundation's blog designed to stimulate discussion about how the needs of the growing number of older adults are incorporated into the country's ongoing efforts to improve health care. The blog features posts from the Foundation's leadership and program staff—all experts in geriatrics training, practice, and research

Gerontological Journals

Research in Gerontological Nursing

This quarterly, peer-reviewed journal began publication in January 2008 and serves as a forum for research in gerontological nursing.

JAHF Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence

Schools of nursing which have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to the field, have both current experience and future potential to build the next generation of Gerontological nurses, have outstanding capacity in research, practice and education, manifest leadership that transcends their own institution and meet generally accepted criteria of excellence.

Research Funding Opportunities or Awards

The Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars in Aging Research Program

This program fosters the independent research careers of clinically trained investigator.

Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship: A Media & Policy Initiative

The fellowship trains physicians, nurses, social workers, scientists, and legal scholars in the pain management community to go beyond their own professional pursuits to become thought leaders and advocates for change in the understanding and management of pain.

Best Practices

IMPACT: Improving Mood - Promoting Access to Collaborative Treatment for Late Life Depression

Evidence-based depression care.

Interprofessional Education Collaborative

Resource site includes the "Core Competencies for Interprofessional Practice" with 2016 Update and "Team Based Competencies, Building a Shared Foundation for Education and Clinical Practice."

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Resource site for "Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment" (SBIRT) training for Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders.

ELDAC (End of Life Directions for Aged Care)

The ELDAC project aims to improve the care of older Australians. Health professionals and aged care workers can access information, guidance, and resources to support palliative care and advance care planning for older people and their families.

The Care Transitions Education Project (CTEP)

An innovative frontline workforce development strategy that increases nurses’ and other patient care professionals’ knowledge and skills for executing effective patient care transitions.

INTERACT is an acronym for "Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers."

The interventions is a quality improvement program designed to improve the identification, evaluation, and communication about changes in resident status. INTERACT® was first designed in a project supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Now, many post-acute providers across the U.S. are using INTERACT®.

2018 Alzheimer's Facts and Figures

Includes a Special Report on the Financial and Personal Benefits of Early Diagnosis

Quality Safety Education in Nursing

Using the Institute of Medicine (2003) competencies for nursing, QSEN faculty have defined pre-licensure and graduate quality and safety competencies for nursing and proposed targets for the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be developed in nursing pre-licensure programs for each competency.

Learn more about QSEN

Nursing Home Toolkit

Promoting positive behavioral health: A non-pharmacologic toolkit for senior living communities.

The National Nursing Home Quality Improvement (NNHQI) Campaign

Provides long term care providers, consumers and their advocates, and quality improvement professionals with free, easy access to evidence-based and model-practice resources to support continuous quality improvement.

Historical Resources

Geriatric Nursing Academic Capacity Annual Survey, 2012

In 2009, the Hartford Geriatric Nursing Initiative developed a survey in response to a national demand for building academic geriatric nursing capacity and as a resource for students, fellows and others looking to match up with outstanding programs nationwide. The survey has been published annually in the journal Research in Gerontological Nursing. With the assistance of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, an invitation to participate in the survey was issued to schools of nursing across the country.

In 2012, NHCGNE assumed the responsibility of publishing the Annual Survey for that year. The survey provides a rich snapshot of gerontological academic nursing programs and will serve as an excellent resource for students, fellows, and others committed to careers in the field.