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NHCGNE Resources

Professional Opportunities

Check out our Professional Opportunities page for the latest job postings, educational opportunities and post doctoral information!

Special Interest Group Participation

This option is available for SIG participants that are not at member schools and that are not individual members of NHCGNE.

Gerontological Education Resources

(Minnesota Northstar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program)

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.

Includes downloadable dementia apps.

Geriatrics & Palliative Care for All Healthcare Professionals. GeriPal includes a podcast where they invite the brightest minds in geriatrics, hospice, and palliative care to talk about the topics that you care most about, ranging from recently published research in the field to controversies that keep us up at night.

A Dignity Care Video

Created by Laurie Kennedy Malone PhD, GNP-BC, FAANP, FGSA, FAGHE

Consider adding these coaching videos on optimizing function in older adults: Penn State Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing Function Focused Care Coaching.

Gerontological Journals

The Journal of Gerontological Nursing is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal publishing clinically relevant original articles on the practice of gerontological nursing across the continuum of care in a variety of health care settings, for more than 40 years.

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

Geriatric Nursing is a comprehensive source for clinical information and management advice relating to the care of older adults. The journal's peer-reviewed articles report the latest developments in the management of acuteand chronic disorders and provide practical advice on care of older adults across the long-term continuum. Geriatric Nursing addresses current issues related to drugs, advance directives, staff development and management, legal issues, client and caregiver education, infection control, and other topics. The journal is written specifically for nurses and nurse practitioners who work with older adults in any care setting. Geriatric Nursing is the official journal of the American Assisted Living Nurses Association, National Gerontological Nursing Association, Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association, and The American Geriatrics Society and is indexed in Medline, ISI and CINAHL.

Scholarship Programs and Funding Opportunities

The Butler-Williams Scholars Program provides unique opportunities for junior faculty and researchers new to the field of aging to gain insight about aging research. The five-day program offers diverse perspectives and includes lectures, seminars, and small group discussions., your one-stop resource for pain management in older adults, has recently undergone a major update to enhance user-friendliness. This long-standing site offers best-practice tools and resources for quality pain assessment and management in older adults, tailored for clinicians, older adults, and family caregivers. Each section provides specialized content on Pain Assessment, Pain Management, Pain Education, Communication with Healthcare Providers, and Organizational Resources. The goal is to improve pain outcomes by increasing knowledge, providing access to evidence-based tools, and supporting education for clinicians and healthcare educators. Access these free resources at or learn more below!

Best Practices

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."

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

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.

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

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®.

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

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.

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

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.

News and Information

The decade ahead will test the nation’s nearly 4 million nurses in new and complex ways. Nurses live and work at the intersection of health, education, and communities. Nurses work in a wide array of settings and practice at a range of professional levels. They are often the first and most frequent line of contact with people of all backgrounds and experiences seeking care and they represent the largest of the health care professions.

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.

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

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