Core Competencies for Gerontological Nurse Educators

Organizations Addressing the Needs of Older Americans

Other 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.


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.

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

AAN's 'Raise the Voice' Video

American Academy of Nursing's highlights two Edge Runners, Donna Shalala, the former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Risa Lavizzo-Mouray, MD, MBA, President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Research in Gerontological Nursing

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

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.

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..

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.

The Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars in Aging Research Program 

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

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

Evidence-based depression care.

A New Look at the Old

The goal of this series is to highlight common issues and treatments in geriatric nursing.

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.

Delirium Website Interest Survey

  • 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.

    To view the introductory videos - click here. 

    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. To purchase or learn more about the full videos click here.